Passiflora lutea L. - Yellow Passion Flower
Family - Passifloraceae
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Flowering - June - September.
Habitat - Low rich woods, rocky woods, slopes, thickets, railroads.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This interesting plant can be found in the southern half of Missouri. The plant is easy to identify in the field because of its 3-lobed leaves, vining habit, and small yellowish flowers. No other flowers in Missouri resemble those of the genus Passiflora.
Photographs taken at the Shut-Ins Mountain Fen, Shannon County, MO., 8-10-03, and at Big Spring Park, MO., 7-8-04.