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Flower identification....?
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Posted By: Knock, 09-06-2017, 08:33 PM

Can anyone help me identify this strange looking flowering weed? I walked upon it last weekend on a hike in central Alabama. I thought it was pretty interesting and I didn't' remember seeing anything like it before. Any help would be appreciated.

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09-06-2017, 08:49 PM   #2
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A type of passionflower? We don't have them up here. Pretty wiggy looking!
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Yup - passionflower. We've had lots of them here in Texas this year, but they used to be fairly uncommon. Nice shots.
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Pentax-A 35-105mm...I think. Looks like this one, Passionflower, this one is not quite so wiggly.

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Thanks for the info folks. I've heard of passion flowers, but had not put the face and name together. Needless to say, these flowers are definitely wiggy! This flower is aptly named! It has some of the wildest reproductive parts on a flower that I've ever seen. The stigma couldn't be more phallic! This flower would dominate the flower pornography business.
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Passiflora Incarnata, also known as Maypop. It is the exclusive larval host plant for the Gulf fritillary and non-exclusive for the variegated fritillary butterflies. You've captured it's intricate parts very nicely.

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