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Bird Wing Passionflower
Slender Lobe Passionflower
Texas, New Mexico and Mexico
About This Plant
Sun or shade. This native vine has small green flowers with odd wing-like leaves. Uncommon in the nursery trade, it may volunteer in yards in San Antonio.
Passionflower is the larval food source for the orange-and-black Gulf Fritillary butterfly. The caterpillars look spiky but are harmless – let them munch away on the leaves if you want beautiful orange butterflies in summer and fall.
None required; expect it to freeze back in winter.