Wildflower – What is It?

Photo of the Week

Taken: Summer 2015

Along the edge of the yard, next to an intermittent creek, there is a dense, wild thicket of privet hedge, honeysuckle, and wild roses. On one of my morning walkabouts I discovered this intricate and attractive bloom emerging from the dense thicket. I have seen this before and assume it is a wildflower. Would appreciate anyone who recognizes this blossom letting me know what it is. It grows on a vine among all of the other plants in this mini-jungle.

Unknown Wildflower (or is it NOT a wildflower?)

Unknown Wildflower (or is it NOT a wildflower?)

Incidentally, I encourage the wild growth in this area. It provides nesting opportunities for several species of birds and creates a privacy barrier between the property and the county road on the other side of the creek.

Update: This is indeed a passion flower. Thank you for the comments and identification.

Photographs © 2015 Jeff Richmond

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6 Responses to Wildflower – What is It?

  1. eschudel says:

    Looks like some kind of mutant passionflower!

  2. PositivelyUnbroken says:

    That is a beautiful flower (and photo)! I believe it is a passion flower.

  3. Cee Neuner says:

    I agree with everyone else, some kind of passion flower. Great find.

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