Yellow Passionflower (Passiflora lutea)
The yellow passionflower are finally in bloom! At the base of a ridge at the edge of a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.
Note: These flowers are quite small compared to other passionflower species (only about 1-1.5 cm in diameter).
Unfortunately, a huge storm was on the way when I took this shot. It was rather dark out and the lightning had already started (so I was rushed to get some photos in before we left our land).
''Passiflora lutea'', the yellow passionflower, is a flowering plant in the family Passifloraceae, native North America, in the eastern and south-central parts of the United States from Pennsylvania west to Kansas, and south to Florida and Texas. It is the northernmost species of ''Passiflora'', occurring slightly further north than ''P. incarnata'', and tolerant of winter temperatures down to −15 °C, and even −30 °C for short periods.
It is a perennial herbaceous climbing or.. more