Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas passionflower

There are some 500 species of passionflower, but this one, growing in my relative's garden in Florida, is probably passiflora coccinea, the scarlet passionflower, sometimes called red grenadilla.

It is said to be invasive - this is confirmed here, as it has swamped several other shrubs and a pool enclosure.

What bright and pretty red flowers for Christmas!

1 comment:

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

It certainly looks cheerful. Merry Christmas!