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crashdive123
09-08-2009, 04:08 PM
I was working out in the yard today and noticed that some of the Passion Flowers were in bloom. Thought Id share the pictures. Its kind of interesting that before I had any interest in wild edibles I looked at growing plants, trees and weeds in a whole different way. I just have a couple of vines growing, and have never notice the fruit (passion fruit) growing on them before but then again, my eyes were not fully open.

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nell67
09-08-2009, 04:47 PM
Beautiful pics Crash!Thanks.

Rick
09-08-2009, 04:54 PM
Outstanding pics. Very nice.

NightShade
09-08-2009, 08:00 PM
Beautiful pics Crash!!! It's funny how you start noticing things that were always there.. I can definetly relate!!

your_comforting_company
09-09-2009, 12:11 AM
we call them maypops down here. generally considered a nuisance plant by those who don't know any better, but then so are dewberry brambles lol. really good pics. be sure to snap some pics of the fruits when ripe too!

ClayPick
09-09-2009, 09:29 AM
Passion Flower is on the list of things to try. 115 frost free days a year should make it a chore. Rocks make a great heat sink and a blanket of straw should protect the roots. Does it flower all summer or later in the season? Nice pics.

hunter63
09-09-2009, 10:35 AM
Very nice, It's amazing what you see when you are looking.

crashdive123
09-09-2009, 12:55 PM
Passion Flower is on the list of things to try. 115 frost free days a year should make it a chore. Rocks make a great heat sink and a blanket of straw should protect the roots. Does it flower all summer or later in the season? Nice pics.

Around here they bloom most of the summer.

oldsoldier
09-09-2009, 06:00 PM
HEY!! Mrs. Crash watch out crash is lookin at passion fruit RUN!!!!!!:innocent:

oldsoldier
09-09-2009, 06:02 PM
Hey Crash all jokes aside awsome pics. I've never seen passion flowers before

crashdive123
09-09-2009, 06:28 PM
HEY!! Mrs. Crash watch out crash is lookin at passion fruit RUN!!!!!!:innocent:

I don't believe it's an aphr.... an afr..... well, I don't think it does that.

preachtheWORD
09-15-2009, 11:51 AM
I've got a pretty huge passion flower vine growing here, the third year since transplanting a shoot.
But in the third summer, I've only go two fruits. They are kind of like oblong green oranges. They feel sort of hollow. After hanging on the vines for over two months, they show no sign of ripening.
Anybody know when these things are supposed to ripen up?

owl_girl
09-15-2009, 04:01 PM
we call them maypops down here.

maypop is a specific type of passion flower. its one of the most cold hardy of them

owl_girl
09-15-2009, 04:07 PM
passion fruit cake is awesome. ive seen one fruit that was purple and half the size of my head. most ive seen were yellow and a little bigger then an egg. different types make diff fruits. the flowers are psychedelic....apparently :innocent:.

Rick
09-15-2009, 04:48 PM
the flowers are psychedelic

Oh, cool. Thanks for clearing that up. I thought it was the drugs.

canid
09-15-2009, 08:15 PM
not quite phychedellic per se, some contain a minimally phychoactive Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor, which when taken in conjunction with any of a broad range of monoamine neurotransmitters, including many psychedellics [Phenethylamines, Tryptamines] will protect them from various enzymes, preventing their metabolism, and therefore keeping them active in the system longer and thus potentiating their effects.

canid
09-15-2009, 08:16 PM
some also contain potentially dangerous levels of cyanogenic glucosides [like cassava does]

Rick
09-15-2009, 08:21 PM
Oh, sure. I..uh...what I mean is....I....I knew that. Yeah, I did, really.

Cross checking analysis in High Priest.

crashdive123
09-15-2009, 08:32 PM
Oh - look - pretty flowers.

Rick
09-15-2009, 08:33 PM
Wearing tin foil hats.

owl_girl
09-15-2009, 10:48 PM
so none of them can make you see pretty colors?

canid
09-15-2009, 10:56 PM
well, some MaOIs seem to cause mild phychoactive effects, up to and including enhanced perception of color depth, richness of sound and euphoria [like a mild phychedellic tryptamine or phenethylamide intoxication]. a good example of this is syrian rue [Peganum harmala], for which there are a great many accounts of mild psychedellic intoxication.

canid
09-15-2009, 11:00 PM
caution should still be recommended, as certain dietary restrictions apply to any MaOI, and as mentioned, some species of Passiflora contain cyanide compounds [i don't know which, or in which part[s] of the plant they are found].