4/8/2012 Amazing!

The common name of this AMAZING  flower is “Passion Flower”.  The story is told that some priests and early missionaries liked to use the complex flower parts to teach about the different elements in the crucifixion and Christ’s resurrection, hence the name  “Passion Flower”.  The plant is a common Florida native and the host for three of Florida’s most beautiful butterflies, zebra, gulf fritillary and the Julia.  I love the name and always love being reminded of the sacrifice made for me.

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