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Passiflora foetida | Wild Maracuja | Bush Passion Fruit | 5_Seeds
This is Passiflora foetida, also known as wild maracuja, bush passion fruit, marya-marya, wild water lemon, stinking passionflower, love-in-a-mist, and running pop. wild maracuja can get up to 15 feet long and sports a beautiful flower. This bush passion fruit vine will produce hundreds of juicy yellow passion fruit. Passiflora foetida likes to live in a nice medium partial sun partial shade. wild maracuja blooms from late Spring until early Winter and attracts all kinds of birds, bees and butterflies during this time. Passiflora foetida traps insects inside its bracts and secretes a sticky substance which has digestive enzymes to dissolve the insect. Whether the love in the mist flower gains nourishment or just does this to keep insects away is unknown. Passiflora foetida is a host plant for the Zebra Long Wing, Zebra Heliconian, Julia Heliconian, Isabellas Heliconian, Banded Orange Heliconian, Mexican Fritillary, Scarce Bamboo Page, Erato Heliconian, Variegated Fritillary, and Gulf Fritillary butterflies. It is also a larval host plant for the Plebeian sphinx Moth. USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to 10.
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