Friday, May 21, 2010

Passion flower

Time for another flower photo... this vine is part of a display of passionflowers at Butterfly World. It reminds me of my childhood - passionfruit vines and passionflowers grow really well in Tasmania. When I was a kid we had a big passionfruit vine growing in our backyard, and the flowers were almost identical to this one, only a bit smaller. There was also an enormous banana passionfruit rambling over an old shed at my school, and all the kids loved to pick the fruit off the vine as it ripened. (I went to a small community school so there were about 30 or 40 kids there, and there was plenty of passionfruit for all of us!) There's nothing as yummy as freshly-picked passionfruit.

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