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