Blue Passionflower - Passiflora caerulea

Description

A vigorous, tendril vine growing to 10 metres or more, producing large white flowers with central filaments of purple, blue and white followed by orange-yellow fruit. The leaves are deeply lobed, dark green and glossy.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Usually occurs as an escape from cultivation.

When to see it

Flowering from July to September, followed by egg-shaped, orange-yellow fruit.

Life History

Deciduous or semi-evergreen.

UK Status

Occasionally recorded as an escape from cultivation in Britain.

VC55 Status

Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map