Formal NamePassiflora caerulea
AliasPassiflora, パッシフローラ・カエルレア, Passiflora caerulea, パッシフローラ・セルレア, Passion flower, Common passionflower, Blue passionflower
HabitatBrazil, Peru and tropical America.
MorphHalf Hardy Evergreen vine and shrub
Passion fruit (clock grass, scientific name: Passiflora caerulea) is native to tropical America such as Brazil and Peru. It is a semi-cold tolerant evergreen shrub of Passionaceae. The petals were named after comparing clock face, stamen and stamen to hour hands. In Europe and the United States, it is called "Passion flower" in the sense of 'Flowers of Christ passion', reminiscent of Christ on the Cross. This species is a representative breed of Passionflower with beautiful blue and white contrast. 'caerulea' of species seed name means 'blue'. Three protruding dark purple at the tip are 3 tearing stamens. It is flat at the bottom and looks like a dial like a thin threadlike secondary collar, the tip of the thread is purple, the middle is white, the base is dark purple. It looks like ten ring flowers can not be distinguished by five petals with the same color as the five petals. In addition to this species, there are two kinds of Passionflower genus: Passiflora coccinea (safflower watch grass, scientific name: Passiflora coccinea) that blooms reddish flowers, passion fruit = Kudamono Tokusei (fruit watch grass, scientific name: P. edulis Sims), which makes sour fruits raw, juice, jammed.
Common name: passionflower, scientific name: Passiflora caerulea, ask: Blue passionflower, Passiflora, assion flower, Passive flower, Origin: tropical America such as Brazil, Peru, Vine length: 3 to 6 m, Leaf inflorescence: alternate; petiole: present, Leaf shape: palmately lobed with 5-7 lobes; leaf blade length: 7-15 cm; leaf margin: entire, radially symmetrical, bisexual, detached, Inflorescence: clustered; corolla: many-petaled, Flower diameter: 7-10 cm; color: white, blue-purple, Flowering season: May-September, Flowering time: 1 day, Flowering season: May-September, Flowering time: May-September, Flowering style: 1 day, Petals: 5, Sepals: 5, Fruit type: Liquid fruit, Fruit shape: Oval, Fruit length: 4 cm, Fruit color: Green to orange, Fruit color: green to orange.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Leaf edgeEntire Fringe
Flowering placeGarden Botanic garden park
ColorBlue, Violet, White
SeasonMay Jun Jul Aug Sep
Height300 ~ 600 [cm]
Diameter7 ~ 10