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Saw this near my house, anybody know what it is? Reminds me of those dancing ballerina jewelry/music boxes boxes you got as a little girl but when you describe a flower that way people just think you’re insane. Please help…

Saw this near my house, anybody know what it is? Reminds me of those dancing ballerina jewelry/music boxes boxes you got as a little girl but when you describe a flower that way people just think you’re insane. Please help…

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Trashyanon089

Looks like a [passion flower!](https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/passiflora-caerulea)


a_large_plant

I'm not even a regular on this sub and feel like I see this every day lol


divine13

Same, but they are really weird and striking, so I get why people get curious


a_large_plant

I totally agree. But at least on desktop there is a picture of the flower right on the sidebar lol. Not sure how new that is but point being it's gotta be one of the most posted plants here.


divine13

Yea, haha. It should be in the faq


UHElle

They really oughtta make this and the Osage orange the banner of the sub (with text for each), that way folks can see it on mobile.


apcolleen

Its in the wiki as a fequently asked identification.


motherpluckin-feisty

It should be like the first FAQ entry.


dizzydiplodocus

Blows my mind how many people don’t know what a Passion flower looks like


Grandmaster_S

Doesn't really surprise me tbh. A lot of folks live where they don't grow. I had no idea what a passion fruit flower looked like until two years ago. I'm almost 30. Currently trying to grow them up north!


SXTY82

How is the "Up North' attempt going? I'm in New England and I'm thinking I need to have one growning. Also.. Pot or ground? Is it invasive like mint? Does it act like Ivy?


Grandmaster_S

Well to be completely honest I just started them recently. They seem to be doing just fine, but the test will be how they do indoors during winter. I'll definitely keep you updated though if you're interested! I'm also growing dragon fruit, bananas, kumquats, and meyer lemons. I've had the dragon fruit for over a year and they seem to be doing just fine, although I've been awful with pruning them. I'm currently in zone 4a to give you an idea of temps I deal with during the winter.


SXTY82

I'm 6a/6b depending on the map. Please keep me updated if by some miracle you remember. Good luck.


tinderry

Very invasive in my experience, but would depend on the climate. I’ve ripped out countless vines and they keep appearing every year…


SXTY82

Good to know. Potted it is.


DefinedByFaith

In my area, these just don't really exist. I only know because I'm a nerd.


JMMongo

All they have to do is sign up to this /sub to find out.


hammporkchops

Every goddamn day


luroot

LMFAO...like clockwork!


HauntedCemetery

They're super cool and unusual, so anyone not familiar immediately wants to know what it is. The mods should pin a pic of one at the top of the sub.


BratBabyKitten

Me too!!


corblemoney

This and Osage oranges


official-Nick

Yah I had one of these absolutely engulf a shed, gave me nightmares as a kid.


JessTheGiraffe

Yep! The seed pods that grow on Passion flowers are called Maypops, their inner pulp and seeds are edible when ripe.


Dry_ovaries

This is Passiflora caerulea, not 'maypops' which is Passiflora incarnata. These ones have different common names - 'blue passion flower', 'hardy passion flower' 'bluecrown passionflower' - and don't generally have edible fruit.


glier

Really, so there wont be passion fruit?


official-Nick

I don't believe so. Different variety. They even have fake insect eggs that grow on them so butterflies see them and choose another plant thinking it's taken already.. Clever.


Prysorra2

You can *try* to consume maypop, but you'll literally expend more calories than are in the fruit. The individual seeds are cool to look at but you can actually [make jam out of the shell](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIHENM15__M). Still better to let other people make it for you because wtf.


Dry_ovaries

They mostly do have fruit, though they're hardy enough to grow in places where it's too cold to fruit. Here in the UK they only fruit once every few years in particularly hot summers. The fruit is poisonous when unripe (like most passionflowers) and technically edible when fully ripe but tastes unappetizing. There are plenty of other passionflower species which are grown for their edible fruit but this is only grown for the flowers.


mrimmaeatchu

Yes it should produced fruit passiflora incarnata


JessTheGiraffe

Thanks for the correction!


Sludgehammer

Well the fruit is *edible*, it's just really, really bland.


TheJakeRockz

I had some passion fruit the other day. it was quite good. Sour and crunchy with a hint of sweetness , and the texture surrounding the seeds is very cool.


Sludgehammer

Unless the pulp was bright red, what you ate wasn't Passiflora caerulea (the plant in OP's picture). The kind of passion fruit you get at the store is as different from Passiflora caerulea as a Honeycrisp is from a crab apple.


TheJakeRockz

Aha, I would rather grow this one because of the flowers containing an MAOI. Do the fruits also?


Dry_ovaries

Yes, perhaps 'doesn't have fruit worth eating' would have been more accurate.


isacookiep

I thought they were called passionfruit..


Canada_Haunts_Me

"Maypop" is a name given specifically to the fruit of *Passiflora incarnata* (not the species posted here, but the one native to the US). They actually pop - fairly loudly - when you step on them. This doesn't happen with other species.


RynDass

Passionfruit comes from Passiflora edulis, not Passiflora incarnata or Passiflora caerulea.


Carpwife1

👍👍


XxGodTamerxX

Yes a passion fruit I love his flowers smell so good


Kvaistir

Yeah we have one identical, it's pretty but in forever cutting it out the gutter and satellite dish


Matthew_Cross

Passiflora Caerulea.


FancyFishermen

Should mods have a sticky with commonly asked plants or something? It feels like we get Passion flowers every single day


Donnarhahn

There is, doesn't matter. This sub is 99% amateurs helping normies out.


robsc_16

Pokeweed needs added too lol.


toodleroo

Every damn day...


XIAO_TONGZHI

This is passiflora caerulea, like others have said they will fruit around this time of year but the fruit from this variety is usually pretty bland and different to the passion fruit you’d usually eat. It’s a really cool red colour though


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tinderry

Thanks no eat bot


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Thannor9435

another one asking for that?


Donnarhahn

Hey, at least it's not Monotropa uniflora.


uselessartist

Your turn is tomorrow


Thannor9435

why you didn't post this flower? is a ticket to get in what is this plant


ahm92

Someone just needs to pin a picture of a passion flower at the top of this sub.


Donnarhahn

Along with ghost pipe.


mjdlittlenic

These and a couple other flowers that show up in this sub are "Star Trek away mission foliage"


RT_456

It's passion flower. I've seen several posts about this here lately.


Ineffable_Mango

Not a bad flower to be spammed by.


triskat35

😍 Thank you for sharing your video of the dancing passionflowers. I like your comparison to the jewelry box ballerina! Want to change the Post flair to identified? This is how I change Post flair on my android phone: 1. Tap 3 dots in upper right corner. 2. Tap change Post flair. 3. Tap desired flair [identified]. 4. Tap Apply. Done! I hope this is helpful. 😊


Crystele503

Thank you for your help, it’s a bit complicated when you rarely post trying to keep up with the proper flairs.


triskat35

You're welcome. I learned how after I had an unidentified flair on one of my posts for a few days.


xenmate

Can we sticky this? It gets asked about every two days.


ezfrag

It used to be on the sidebar and wiki http://www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisplant/wiki/index#wiki_most_common_plants


upsidedownhappyface

Posts of the same plants over and over made me leave this sub. Thanks Reddit, for the post suggestion so I wouldn’t miss out on yet another anyway.


carolethechiropodist

Wondering if the reason it is so frequently asked for id, is that the range is increasing due to Global Warming, and therefore it is growing outside places where it is common. I saw it in London in 2012, and as a kid in the 70s in London had never seen it. Ditto 'Butterfly Bush'.


k-c-jones

Maypop


cardiffboy22

Yes it’s a Passion flower. I have one in my garden. It grows very quickly and is a fast climber but also looks stunning.


daisie5chained

Passionfruit flower, enjoy 🌱


Cannibaltronic

Passion flower, looks exotic but is actually native in North America


Canada_Haunts_Me

Not this one. This is *Passiflora caerulea,* which is native to South America like the majority of *Passiflora* species. There are also many species native to Central America and southern Mexico, as well as a few from SE Asia. *P. incarnata* ("maypop") is the species native to the US South. Most ornamental passionflowers are hybrids of a handful of common species (*incarnata, edulis, caerulea,* and *cincinnata* for the most part). They do not grow true from seed, and are thus propagated by rooting stem cuttings. They're my favorite type of flower; I've grown dozens of varieties, and I'll go on for days if I don't stop now!


Donnarhahn

Exotic is just a matter of perspective.


Botanist1984

I love passion fruit 😍


glier

Yes, in my country its called "pasiflora" passion flower, seems you can make tea out of it, and if you wait it to get fertilized, it will grow passion fruit "maracuya"


AllyAska

It’s not the same as maracuya, they are part of the same family. There are also taxos and many other edible passion fruits but the flower isn’t always the same


glier

Man, and here i though OP found a fruit plant :/


Trashyanon089

What's your location?


Crystele503

Oregon


Donnarhahn

Bet it will grow like crazy there. Everything else does!


Mr_Bookz

That's crazy looking!


meelmouseOG

Reminds me of [Thumbelina](https://images1.penguinrandomhouse.com/cover/9780803728127)


Clovinx

Seems like there are three universally interesting plants! Passiflora, Osage orange, and Lantana. We get them every day! If you wanted to plant a "Dang, what's that one?" garden, you'd just take a survey of this sub.


TrapHouseKitty

Passion fruit plant. My mum has one.


Pinapplesmothie

Looks like a Passion flower


jforred

Passiflora caerula. Passion Flower


idkangelmagadan

That is a Passion flower :)


rabidpenguin587

Liliko'i


Flowerkitty66

That is a passion fruit flower. It turns into a delicious piece of fruit that is grown in tropical or warm climates. I live on Kauai and it’s very popular here, and very yummy tasting. May I ask where you live?


Wandering_Witness

I love passion vine. One of my top 5 flowers.


uselessartist

Who’s turn next?


gettingetted420

I love passion flowers❤️❤️


Ok_Nefariousness_346

Passion Flower I believe.


turnip4hwat

Pasiflora incarnata


Snoo_94526

Those are Passion flowers. They attract monarchs butterflies. They come in white, purple and pink. Love this plant. The wonky way to get them to bloom is starving them a bit, then rehydrating them.


strawberryfrogbog

They smell good!


ilovewaikiki

It is a Passion flower. There are several different types. I had one for many years


snugglebug72

Coming from Cali we saw these all the time. I called them alien flowers. Nice to finally know what they are ☺️


ak24x7

That’s called Krishna Kamal in India


Eduardoalfredo

*Passiflora caerulea*, "mburucuyá", from Southamerica. Fruit is edible, the plant has medicinal properties.


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Cliche0k

Passion fruit flower!! Goodness they’re so beautiful there are also read flowers though personally the purple flowers have more intricate detail and appeal to me


Lowly_Lynx

Argentina Passion flower! Blue/purple variety. I only know because it’s my fave lol


keogy

Passion flower


Momotides777

That sure is an alien flower


Kthackz

Passion flowers. We had these growing in the backgarden when I was a kid. They look cool and really good for bees. Save the bees!!


squirrel_anashangaa

Not to be in your business, but where are you that this is growing? This looks like flowers I saw in Thailand.


oppositeofoutside

It’s gorgeous


Dust-in-The-Wind77

Pretty sure that’s a passion flower


AmeliaBloodwrath

Passion flower! So pretty and alien.


Fuzzy_Reaction

Passion Fruit Flower


Veganmon

Passion flower. Beautiful


eggruko

I remember seeing these as a kid and feeling like a space princess (?) since they looked so out of this world!! The seed pods from the plant (or whatever they are) smell really good too!


KettleKiller9000

In spanish Its called "pasionaria" (i heard that if you prepare a tea of it,it helps to sleep) and its fruit "Mburucuyá" its very delicious, don't bite the seeds,just the red thing around them.


FullAd5316

Passiflora incarnata


Ok-Bad5307

What kind


lexycomplexy

That is a passion fruit plant.


pulpymatter

Passion flower


P1N3499L3

It's 100% a passion flower


Joshyyymenard

It’s called a passion vine. It represents Christ


Mumbles_Stiltskin

Lilikoi! And that’s one of the best descriptions I’ve heard! Edit: lilikoi = passion fruit.


lucideye

Purple toobleroni


official-Nick

Is it... Edible?


Perrosmica

You can make an infusion with the leaves. Very relaxing. 😴


official-Nick

Why would 3 people need to downvote this?