Purple passionflower, Maypop, Wild apricot, Purple grandilla, Wild passion vine, Fruit flower seeds, Northern Passion fruit (lat. Passiflora incarnata).
A species of the genus Passionflower of the Passionflower family. A herbaceous vine with a climbing stem up to 9 m long . Long horizontal rhizomes develop underground, from the dormant buds of which new aboveground artificial or underground shoots arise.
The leaves are regular deeply divided with a finely filiated edge, up to 20 cm in diameter, sitting on long petioles. Tendrils develop in the leaf axils.
The flowers are large single, up to 7-9 cm in diameter, sitting on long peduncles, with five sepals. The sepals are lanceolate, leathery, with spiny outgrowths at the top. The corolla consists of five free petals and a "crown" consisting of two rings of filamentous fringes, as well as petals having a bright purple color. There is one pistil, with three columns with stigmas extending from the ovary.
The fruit is a berry of a greenish-yellow color, falling off when ripe. The jelly-like pulp of the fruit is edible and is used to make jellies and jams.