Passiflora in late summer

The maypop passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) produces an egg-shaped fruit that is reputed to be sweet (I’ve not yet tried it).

I gaze in true wonder upon this burst of purple brilliance in a sea of green, this subtropical wonder that survives at 20 below 0 Fahrenheit. Irresistible to pollinating bees, the passionflower demonstrates once again the perfect unity of sky and earth, two communities dependent one upon the other for mutual survival.

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