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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. <br />
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Note: These flowers are quite small compared to other passionflower species (only about 1-1.5 cm in diameter).<br />
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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). Geotagged,Passiflora lutea,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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).

    comments (16)

  1. I love his shot! Posted 8 days ago
    1. Thank you so much! That means the world to me! <3 Posted 8 days ago
  2. Gasp! Gorgeous! When I first saw this shot, I thought it was one of Ferdy's stacks! Fantastic shot, Lisa!

    Is this on your land? If yes, beware of honesuckle - it can be a real problem for passionflower natives.
    Posted 8 days ago
    1. Indeed. The vine is growing over a pine log at the very base of our dirt driveway (right at the edge of the forest). I've been keeping an eye on it for several weeks now, waiting on blooms!

      As for honeysuckle, my neighbors have a bit of a problem with it on their roadsides, so I'm going to have to keep a close eye on it. Invasives drive me crazy! Luckily, there aren't many invasives near our driveway at this point.
      Posted 8 days ago
      1. Oh, yay that it is on your property! Are you going to harvest any of the fruit. I have read that this species isn't very tasty. Did you know that you can make ink from this plant - from the seeds, maybe? Posted 8 days ago
        1. I had no idea about the ink! I will definitely give them a try (after I photograph their fruited form)! :D Posted 8 days ago
    2. Please don't insult Lisa with my stacks ;)

      @Lisa: well, your modesty shines through as you apologized for conditions and what not. There's nothing wrong with this photo, it's excellent.
      Posted 8 days ago
      1. Lol, Ferdy - I think your stacks are awesome :)


        Posted 8 days ago
        1. I appreciate the compliments very much, but as a beginner I still find it a frustrating process where I don't control the result enough yet. Very time consuming, high failure rate, and even the "good" ones I'm not happy with. All in good time though :) Posted 8 days ago
          1. ...sounds like you may have a condition called "perfectionism"...Obviously, I'm not an expert - but, your stacks are really good and will only continue to improve with practice! Posted 8 days ago
            1. Let's hope so. I do have a tendency to look up, here's a nice source of inspiration regarding stacking:
              https://inglesphoto.com/View-Photos-and--Prints/Flower-Photographs/1/thumbs
              Posted 8 days ago
          2. I'm in agreement that your stacks are downright gorgeous. Posted 7 days ago
      2. Awww! Thanks, Ferdy! I will ALWAYS find something wrong with my photos! :D Posted 7 days ago
        1. Me too lol :) Posted 7 days ago
  3. Great capture, Lisa Posted 2 days ago
    1. Thank you so much! <3 Posted yesterday

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''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

Similar species: Malpighiales
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Uploaded Aug 9, 2018. Captured Aug 8, 2018 04:12 in 233 Hopewell Dr, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm