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Passion flower visited by violet carpenter bee This flower is called the passion flower because its shape can be used to symbolize the death of Christ. The five sepals and five petals of the flower, which are similar in appearance, represent the disciples without Peter and Judas. The double row of colored filaments, known as the corona, signifies the halo around Christ's head or the crown of thorns. The five stamens and the three spreading styles with their flattened heads symbolize the wounds and the nails respectively. The vines tendrils resemble the whips used to scourge Christ. Flowers,France,Geotagged,Pasion flower,Passiflora caerulea,Xylocopa violacea,violet carpenter bee Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Passion flower visited by violet carpenter bee

This flower is called the passion flower because its shape can be used to symbolize the death of Christ. The five sepals and five petals of the flower, which are similar in appearance, represent the disciples without Peter and Judas. The double row of colored filaments, known as the corona, signifies the halo around Christ's head or the crown of thorns. The five stamens and the three spreading styles with their flattened heads symbolize the wounds and the nails respectively. The vines tendrils resemble the whips used to scourge Christ.

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Passiflora caerulea, commonly known as the Blue Passion Flower or the Common Passion Flower, is a vine native to South America (Argentina, Paraguay (where it is widely known as the Mburucuyá in Guaraní), Uruguay and Brazil). These names may also be applied to Passiflora edulis sometimes known as the passionfruit.

It is popular with gardeners because of its intricate, scented flowers that have an almost plastic-looking appearance.

Similar species: Malpighiales
Species identified by DragonC
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By Joost Thissen

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Uploaded Dec 27, 2011. Captured Jul 6, 2006 08:09 in 1-39 Boulevard Jules Granier, 84120 Pertuis, France.
  • Canon PowerShot S2 IS
  • f/4.0
  • 1/79s
  • 57.8mm