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Bird Wing Passionflower
Slender Lobe Passionflower
Limestone and caliche soils of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico
About This Plant
Sun or shade. This native vine has small green flowers with odd wing-like leaves. Uncommon in the nursery trade, it may volunteer in yards in San Antonio, particularly in drier northwest areas.
Passionflower is the larval food source for the orange-and-black Gulf Fritillary butterfly. The caterpillars look spiky but are harmless – let them munch away on the leaves if you want beautiful orange butterflies in summer and fall.
None required; expect it to freeze back in winter.