Passionflower – Native Plant of the Day 06/21/2017
Photo from 06/23/2009. Location: Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Passiflora incarnata detail page.
One of the southeast’s early summer wildflowers is Tennessee’s official state wildflower: Passiflora incarnata, the purple passion flower. The fruit of this species also gives this plant one of its other common names – Maypop.
Known to the Cherokees, according to Wikipedia, as “Ocoee,” this plant would then be the namesake for one of the southeast’s most famous whitewater rivers, the Ocoee River of southeastern Tennessee.