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    06 / 23 / 2013

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found in yard, Marietta, GA. looks like purple might be a may pop? what is real name?


  • Juanita Unregistered says:

    I’ve always known it as the maypop or the passionfruit flower. Momma told me it represented the five loaves, 3 fishes, and 5000 people who ate that day by the sea — I never tried to count those 5000 petals! The juice is delightful and tea (from the flower?) is supposed to help relieve stress.

    July 29th, 2013 at 4:23pm

  • Shirley Perdue Unregistered says:

    Love the Passion Flower, as the larva of beautiful orange and black butterflies eat the leaves of this plant, spin their “home” and emerge to lay their eggs for more larva to continue the cycle.

    July 9th, 2013 at 11:16pm

  • Delores Brown Unregistered says:

    I had just seen this plant in the Encyclopedia it is named PassionFlower it is a woody vine that has unusual blossoms. Roman Catholic priests of the late 1500’s named it for the Passion (suffering and death) of Jesus Christ. The circle of hairlike rays above the petals suggested the crown of thorns that Jesus wore on the day of his death.

    July 7th, 2013 at 11:44am

  • Pat Faulkner Unregistered says:

    MAY POP!! I would love to grow those again. I loved eating the seeds as a child once the fruit ripened.

    July 4th, 2013 at 8:20pm

  • Oleada Unregistered says:

    In Tennessee, we called them wild apricots. I used to eat the fruit “back in the day”

    July 4th, 2013 at 4:37pm

  • Mary Davidson Unregistered says:

    I think it is a May pop or also known as a passion flower. We used to have them on a farm.

    July 4th, 2013 at 3:53pm

  • Diana Dunman Unregistered says:

    These unusually beautiful vines have a beautiful, fragrant flower that produces a sweet fruit. Sought after by many, expensive to buy in the. Northeast . Fruit, when cut open reveals a host of many seeds which when dried and planted. Provides lots of plants the following Spring to be shared with friends & neighbors .

    July 4th, 2013 at 2:17pm

  • Tootsie Unregistered says:

    This is the State Wildflower for the State of Tennessee. In the Nashville area as a child I played with the fruit, also. This year I have found several sprouting in my yard where none were before and dare anyone to cut them. I will try Maypop Jelly if they produce enough fruit.

    July 4th, 2013 at 1:22pm

  • Chaz Unregistered says:

    Yep, a Maypop is what I called them as a kid, learned more recently Passion Flower is the proper name. Small watermellon looking fruit was fun to play with as a child.

    July 3rd, 2013 at 5:23pm

  • Mickey Unregistered says:

    I had been looking for maypops for years.Hadn’t seen any since my childhood. Last year I found them along a cartpath on the golf course. Going to try to move into pots.

    July 3rd, 2013 at 5:16pm

  • Kate Unregistered says:

    Love these vines. The Gulf Fritillary butterflies love these. I’ve had clouds of these butterflies around my vines.

    July 3rd, 2013 at 2:23pm

  • Susan Briscoe Apprentice says:

    Passion Flower, or May Pops…..they are lovely and used to grow in the ditches around my house.

    July 3rd, 2013 at 1:12pm

  • roger Unregistered says:

    looks like a may pop to me as a young boy in heard county ga. we use to make little cows horses etc. out of them not much to do in rural ga. in the 50s except to work the farm

    July 3rd, 2013 at 1:42pm

  • BusyMarie Unregistered says:

    I’ve spent years trying to get passion flower vine to grow in my yard and it either dies outright, or grows and never blooms! Lucky you! The flowers are gorgeous and the fruit is yummy!

    July 3rd, 2013 at 1:59pm

  • Beverly Registered says:

    Growing up in the Atlanta area, my mother called them: maypop

    July 3rd, 2013 at 12:26pm

  • Emma Chapman Unregistered says:

    It is a passion flower. When I was a little girl, we called them maypop for the little green fruit that turns yellow. We loved to find the flowers and turn them into a little man sitting under a big hat eating banana. Using your imagination and your finger nails, just snip around the outer edge of the large purple part, then snip off all but 2 “arms” and 2 “legs. Turn it over and there he is!

    July 3rd, 2013 at 11:55am

  • Holly Chitwood Unregistered says:

    MayPop! When we were kids we made Maypop animals by sticking toothpicks in the pods to give them “legs” before they opened into flowers.

    July 3rd, 2013 at 11:02am

  • Logan Unregistered says:

    I tried to get this weed to grow because of the beautiful PASSION flower

    July 3rd, 2013 at 11:09am

  • Jan Gaylord Unregistered says:

    My husband, Tom, and I once raised many Gulf Fritillary larva into butterflies with this passion flower plant. Tom would drive through the GT library driveway and pause and pick leaves from the plant then bring them home daily. Many leaves had more eggs and we successfully raised many caterpillars. Tom photographed the life cycle which Callaway Gardens used in their educational children programs. This was probably about 1975!

    July 3rd, 2013 at 11:10am

  • Marcia Watt Registered says:

    In Hawaii this is known as Lilikoi.

    July 3rd, 2013 at 11:04am

  • Jessica Registered says:

    Passionflower!!! They make my walk to school much more pleasant as they adorn the woods near the sidewalk

    July 3rd, 2013 at 10:18am

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    I ate the fruit as a kid see

    July 2nd, 2013 at 10:42pm

  • Theresa Schrum Unregistered says:

    Passion vine, Maypop: Passiflora incarnata. A native vine and the most cold-tolerant of the passion vines. It produces an edible fruit about the size of an egg and is the host plant for caterpillars of the gulf fritillary butterfly.

    July 2nd, 2013 at 7:48pm

  • Blueberry Unregistered says:

    In Louisiana the common name for it is maypop. Passion flower is more elegant!

    June 27th, 2013 at 1:55pm

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    Congratulations! You have a passion flower!

    June 24th, 2013 at 7:42pm

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