May 25, 2013



A strange and delicate flower !

My Little Home and Garden

Wow, this is a beautiful plant!

Gemma Wiseman

The passion flower is so striking! It looks like a sea anemone on earth!

Ingmarie We/Refugium

Fantastic photos of a very special flower!


Wonderful shots!! Passion-flowers are not that common in the UK, but I love to photograph them when I can.

I'm visiting you via 'NF Blo-Ma'.

NatureFootstep Photo

I hope you will find a butterfly for NF Winged. :)


I didn't know that it was from Florida.
Wonderful shots.
Best whishes.



what a wonderful flower, I marvel at their complicated 'architecture' every time I see them!


fabulous shots...this flower looks like a beautiful alien,,,,


Fantastic photographs, unusual flower, congratulations:) Greetings

Name katerchen

toll diese Blüte..habe sie auch mal gehabt..aber leider ist sie dahin ..
vom katerchen mit einem LG von hier

Reader Wil

This is the most beautiful passion flower
I have ever seen! We don't see them around here. Not in our gardens anyway.
Have a great day Sally!
Wil, ABCW Team.


Ah! How vibrant, how gorgeous - truly a passion flower! Stunning captures Sallie, I love those tentacle like things all around.


What a gorgeous flower! I've never seen anything like it before.


What a beautiful flower, so delicate.


Beautiful nature...

Pia, Sweden

Wonderful and very well photographed by you!
Maybe you get surprised if I say I am familiar with this flower? Yes, we can buy it in flower shops and also in grocery stores that have flowers, and have in our homes in pots. Some maybe also take them outside in Summertime. I have had some but it's years ago now. Maybe it is not excactly the same sort we have here that grow outside in Florida, but I recognize it very well. :)
Have a nice week! Greetings Pia

Sharon Wagner

Stunning! I've never seen one there since we travel in Winter.


Hi Sallie, I did not know that the passion flower was a native of Florida. Thank you for sharing that information and for these beautiful photographs. It surely is an exotic looking flower.


We can get those to grow here if we bring them in over the winter. Stunning flowers...lucky you!


NatureFootstep Photo

these shots are amazing. Great details in ypur macros. This is a flower you want to study very close. :)

Kenneth Cole Schneider

Beautiful photo of the flower, and interesting information as well!


The passion flower is gorgeous and photographed so well.


It is very exotic looking and beautiful flower. Lovely captures,Sallie. Happy weekend to you!


A fantastic, I've never seen such complexity in a bloom.

orchid Miyako

Dearest Sallie,
How gorgeous and beautiful; really rare for me:)) I only knew the name of the Passion Flower. So I checked the flower and heliconian butterflies with pc's image page. Wow, really colorful and so sad to know endangered flower now. I wish I could see these amazing butterflies here♬♬♬ 
Thank you very much for sharing the wonderful pictures♡♡♡
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*


I think Passion flowers are one of Florida's prettiest native wildflowers- its lavender hues make my heart smile.
Butterflies can be evasive n hard to capture- good luck on your next butterfly chase, Sallie.


Great photos! I have never seen this flower so close up! Wonderful!

Hazel UK

Detailed close-ups! I thought passion Flowers only flowered for one day!!!


Oh, very exotic Sallie, - nature has such diverse ways of advertising sex....is this one fragrant?

Lady Fi

Wow - gorgeous shots. Love the vibrant purple.

Karen, Pixel Posts

Purple passion! I love it. Absolutely fabulous shots!


I'd never heard of such a plant. It is beautiful.


What a treat to see this flower. Thank you so much.

Sophie A.

Passionflower has such unique form in existence.
I like to have passionflower tea before sleep, it relax the nerve and muscles.

Dina J

Beautiful shots! I don't see these very often.


Wow to the color and the shape. Does it smell good too?


such cool blooms! we're supposed to have a variety of them in texas but i've never seen one.


What an intricate bloom! It's almost mesmerizing looking at all the details.
Lovely capture Sallie!

Colin Huggins

Goodness, what a strange looking flower. Certainly none like that here. Stewart is correct with previous top flower as being native to Australia, they are plentiful in gardens around here and the lorikeets and parrots LOVE them! Well, the nectar anyhow, not sure if the beauty comes into the equation!!
The shrub as shown can be found extensively in Thailand, Bali, the Philippines and PNG etc. Very, very tropical.
Another fine, sunny Sunday morning - cloudless and thankfully not so much "bite" in the air.
Colin (Brisbane.Australia)

Laura Hegfield


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