Monthly Archives: October 2009

Beauty Contest

I’ve been mulling this idea over for a while, but thought I’d have to track the

Our aging beauty queen

Our Aging Beauty Queen

 vote myself, and I never found the time to implement the database and coding changes necessary to make it happen.  The Cyprepidium acaule (pink ladyslipper) photo that has been displayed in the right-side column on several of USWildflowers.com pages, including the home page, is getting a little long in the tooth.  I’ve decided that a new face is appropriate.  In fact, a new face maybe every month. 

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10/25/2009 Edible Passionfruit – Passiflora incarnata

Passionfruit - Passiflora incarnata

Passionfruit – Passiflora incarnata

The picture above is the fruit of Tennessee’s State Wildflower – Passionflower, Passiflora incarnata.  I can report reliably that it is edible, similar to the species which is frequently cultivated in tropical regions – Passiflora edulis, although P. incarnata fruit is typically smaller than that of P. edulisPassiflora incarnata is a plant native to the United States, while Passiflora edulis has been introduced to the United States and is found in the wild in Georgia and Florida.

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