Turnera ulmifolia (Yellow Alder)

This was a very confusing plant to ID since yellow flowers are extremely abundant as wildflowers. However, what’s most interesting about this plant is that it belongs to the Passifloraceae family, yet it bears absolutely no resemblance to other popular plants in this family, such as the Passion flower. Turnera ulmifolia (Yellow Alder) Aka “yellow buttercups”,…

Passiflora incarnata (Purple Passionflower)

Passiflora incarnata (Purple Passionflower) Aka Maypop, Purple True Passionflower, Wild Apricot, and Wild Passion vine, is a fast-growing perennial vine with climbing or trailing stems. A member of the passionflower genus Passiflora, the Maypop has large, intricate flowers with prominent styles and stamens. One of the hardiest species of passionflower, it is a common wildflower…

Scarlet Red Passion Flower (Passiflora vitifolia)

Scarlet Red Passion Flower (Passiflora vitifolia) Aka Grape Leaved Passion Fruit, Flor de Pasión, Pasionaria, Granadilla de Monte, Tepezcuintle, Crimson Passion Flower, and Passion Vine, is a species of Passiflora, native to southern Central America (Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama) and northwestern South America (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru). It is also present in the West Indies. It is a vine with cylindric stems covered in red-brown hairs when young. Although I took…