P. foetida is naturalized in Texas and is also considered an invasive.
Common Names: Stinking Passion Flower, Love in a Mist
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|flower--the fringy structures are collectively called a corona ("crown"). The stigmas and stamens are above the corona.||Fruit is edible (and delicious!)
|The feathery bracts are carnivorous. They secrete a very sticky nectar and nitrogenase to attract bugs and dissolve them so that the plant can use the nutrients.||Another photo of the bracts surrounding the fruits.|
|Passiflora habit - vine||individual leaf, showing the deeply leaves; most Passiflora foetida have either 3 or 5 leaf lobes.|
|stems, petioles, and leaves are covered with tiny trichomes|