Mini Passion Flower Vine

A beautiful miniature Passion Flower vine started growing under one of our palm trees

A beautiful miniature Passion Flower vine started growing under one of our palm trees

I was doing some weeding the other day and came across the most beautiful miniature Passion Flower vine complete with tiny fruits the size of peas. The flowers were a pale yellow and smaller than a dime. I don’t really know what kind of Passiflora it is but it could be a Passiflora suberosa according to some of the books.

You can see how tiny the fruit is as I hold them on my fingers.

You can see how tiny the fruit is as I hold them on my fingers.

My fingers are quite small………my middle finger is 2 1/2 inches long so that gives you an idea of the size. This mini Passion Flower Vine was growing very happily under one of our Palm Trees.

Beautiful and tiny this wild passion flower bloom was just resting on some gravel.

Beautiful and tiny this wild passion flower bloom was just resting on some gravel.

Here's a couple of passion fruits hanging from the vine

Here's a couple of passion fruits hanging from the vine

 

When the fruits turn a dark purple-black colour, they are favoured by the birds

When the fruits turn a dark purple-black colour, they are favoured by the birds

This pretty,  small passionflower vine often creeps along the ground throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands. You really have to look closely for it !!

 

 

Marta

 

 

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4 Responses to Mini Passion Flower Vine

  1. ramona says:

    Hawaii has these too. Did you ever find out what they’re called? I’ve been pulling them up as weeds until one day I noticed a miniature lilikoi flower on them. One persons weed is another persons treasure.
    ramona

  2. Omar says:

    I had a very similar experience as well, my Mom and I came across a tiny vine growing under and on a taller plant. If not for the tiny passion flower bloom we would have not noticed it or mistaken it for a weed. I’m in the Bahamas, the bloom is a little smaller, so is the flower. We also have a another wild variety that grows here, the flowers are about an inch and a half across, gorgeous.

  3. Omar says:

    I had a very similar experience as well, my Mom and I came across a tiny vine growing under and on a taller plant. If not for the tiny passion flower bloom we would have not noticed it or mistaken it for a weed. I’m in the Bahamas, the bloom is a little smaller, so is the seedpod. We also have a another wild variety that grows here, the flowers are about an inch and a half across, gorgeous.

  4. Carlos says:

    Similar experience in miami florida. I was mowing it for years till I notice the tiny flowers.

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