Passion Fruit Vine

Passiflora edulis

Range: South America

This rambling tropical vine is remarkable, both for its fruit and its flowers. Passion fruit, eaten fresh and used to make juice, has a distinctively sweet flavor. The flowers have a very unusual shape, with a distinctive bristly corona, and petals with an attractive white-purple gradient. This is one of several Passiflora species that produces edible fruit. Many other species are grown strictly for the flowers, which come in a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes.