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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Passion flowers


I ran across (literally with a wheel barrow) these flowers in a field that needs cutting at our place.  My husband said they were "maypod flowers".  He said they used to hit the pods with a baseball bat to bust them.  I guess that's what Chattanooga kids did for fun in the late 60s out in the fields that are now Hamilton Place Mall :)

That very night I found an article about them in the new Country Living magazine.
They are Passion Flowers!


Who knew?

Probably everyone except moi.

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12 comments:

Roan said...

Not me. They sure are beautiful and much more deserving than a hit by one of those boy's baseball bats. Boys! lol

Pam :) said...

Amy, they are beautiful flowers.. dose that mean your hubs had a passion for hitting Passion Flowers :)

Kathy said...

Love those squiggly petals!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Amy I just have a passion for these passion flowers! You have captured them so well!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

They are beautiful!

Nancy Claeys said...

Something wants me to call them maypops. That's probably wrong! They are some funky looking flowers! :)

CameraCruise said...

Great shots of the gorgeous flowers.

Robyn said...

I have never seed or heard of these flowers. What interesting petals. And purple, my favorite.

Tricia Hays said...

They look too tropical to be growing around here! LoL! =) They also look like a cousin of the jellyfish & should be in water! LoL! =)
They're beautiful, don't get me wrong =)))

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

This is such an unusual and quite beautiful flower! The fringy petals remind me of hippies from the 60s. Groovy, man. Ha!

Rita said...

No matter what the name they are lovely. Perhaps you should transplant them to your garden.

Ed said...

Great shot, I found some of these too yesterday in a garden in Illinois in the U.S. I did'nt know what they were..:-)