Wild Florida Photo - Passiflora pallens - Pineland passionflower

Passiflora pallens

Pineland passionflower
Pineland passionvine
Pale passionflower

Florida native

Endangered Florida species

Collier Co. FL 05/21/09
Collier Co. FL 05/21/09
Collier Co. FL 05/21/09

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Pineland passionflower is found only in hardwood hammocks and swamps of the southern tip of Florida and the West Indies.
This is a perennial, herbaceous, climbing vine with tendrils and smooth stems. The alternate leaves have three equal-sized lobes and are from 4-7.5 cm (1-1/2 - 3 in.) long. The flowers may appear any time of the year and are 5 cm (2 in.) wide, white to greenish-white with numerous threadlike white and light purple filaments typical of the passionflowers, with the addition of linear-oblong sepals that extend beyond the petals. The mature fruit is yellow, round and 5 cm (2 in.) across.


Passiflora pallens is a member of the Passifloraceae - Passion-flower family.

Other species of the Passiflora genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  Passiflora incarnata - PURPLE PASSIONFLOWER
  Passiflora incarnata var. alba - WHITE PASSIONFLOWER
  Passiflora suberosa - CORKYSTEM PASSIONFLOWER

Date record last modified: Aug 07, 2016

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