Maypop

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The passionflower vines in Bent Tree are loaded with fruit right now (see photo below).  They’re called Maypops because they “may pop” if you step on them.  It’s a good childhood memory.  The photo above was taken this summer and shows a couple of bees on the flowers.  When a bee goes for the nectar in the center of the flower, its back brushes on the anthers and gets coated with pollen.

Click here for a post from last year with a good picture of the flower that grows on the vine during the summer.  Click here for another post from last year that shows a fun thing to do with the flower.

October 14, 2018 - fruit on passion flower vine

October 14, 2018 – fruit on passionflower vine