Synonyms for Passion flower: Passion fruit, maycock, American clematis, granadilla, flower of the five stigmata
Scientific Name: Passiflora caerulea L.
It is hard to believe that this is a real flower. Anyone coming across this climbing plant while on a walk in southern regions will have regarded it as a miracle. In marked contrast to the thin, bare green-leaved stems growing to a length of 5 m are the luxuriant blooms of the passion flower, which appear from May to September, reaching a diameter of 8 cm, and which occur in white, blood-red and violet colours. A thick corona of filaments consisting of blue leaves frames a strong pistil in three parts and five stamens which stretch towards the observer. Each of these miracles blooms for just one day.