Passiflora foetida, fetid passionflower

Category: Vines
Family: Passifloraceae
Origin: central, south America, SW US
Evergreen: no
Flower Color: yellow, green, purple
Bloom Time: late spring into fall
Height: 1 to 2 ft
Width: spreading
Exposure: sun to part shade
Irrigation: medium
Cold Hardiness: 20 F
Description: Typically growing around ditches and ponds. Best planted after the last frost and kept moist through dry periods. At that point, the plant will spread by rhizome and be dispersed by seed. Despite making a few invasive lists, we highly recommend it because it's a very alluring invitation to many pollinators and it's a host plant and it traps predator bugs on its sappy bracts and dissolves them and the ripened orange-red fruit is edible and the flower though only lasting a day is gorgeous.
Links:wildflower.org plants.USDA.gov