Bird Wing Passionflower

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Bird Wing Passionflower

Passiflora tenuiloba
Slender Lobe Passionflower
1

6 feet
1

6 feet
Texas, New Mexico and Mexico
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Birds

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. 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.

Maintenance

None required; expect it to freeze back in winter.

Features

Plant Type:
Vine
Size:
1-6' H, 1-6' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin, Well drained
Wildlife:
Birds, Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae
Flower Color:
Green
Bloom Time:
May, June, July, August, September
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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