Wildflowers: Corky passionflower

Corky passionflower

Passiflora suberosa

A common vine with pale green flowers. It has coiled tendrils for gripping and sometimes grows over other plants, smothering them. Its leaves have different shapes: some are long and narrow, and others are three-lobed. It produces dark-blue, berry-like fruits.

Status: Naturalised/Invasive (From Central/South America)

Habit: Perennial climber

Cultivation: Planted by seeds or transplanting

Ecological Function: Attracts pollinators, ground cover, produces fruit for animals. Butterfly host plant (Dryas iulia, Acraea terpescore)

Pollinators: Small bees, large bees, butterflies

Soil: Sand, loam, organic soils

Moisture: Well-drained soil

Shade: Partial shade, no shade

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