This is such a showy flower with its intense color! The etymology of the Passion Flower does not refer to love, however. Spanish missionaries from the 15th & 16th centuries adopted the physical structure of this complex plant to correlate with symbols of the Crucifixion. Interesting! This beauty was photographed at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, home to thousands of species of plants, animals, & insects.
(Photo courtesy of Ann Archer.)
See also: http://www.desertmuseum.org/
18 June 2009
Luscious Color ~ Passion Flower
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I have recently started growing passion flower vines. They are amazing and the flowers are incredible.ReplyDelete