Passiflora lutea

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Common names: Yellow passionflower [1]

Passiflora lutea
Passiflora lutea SEF.jpg
Photo by John Gwaltney hosted at Southeastern Flora.com
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicots
Order: Violales
Family: Passifloraceae
Genus: Passiflora
Species: P. lutea
Binomial name
Passiflora lutea
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Natural range of Passiflora lutea from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonym: none

Variety: glabriflora (Fernald)

Description

P. lutea is a perennial forb/herb/vine of the Passifloraceae family that is native to North America. [1]

Distribution

P. lutea is found throughout the southeastern United States; from Florida north to Pennsylvania, and west to Texas and Kansas. [1]

Ecology

Habitat

P. lutea has little tolerance for drought conditions and a low tolerance for fire. It is extremely tolerant of shade. [1]

Common environments for P. lutea include woodlands, forests, thickets, and maritime forests. [2]

Specimens have been recovered from edges of maritime hammocks, disturbed roadsides near woodlands, on bases of slopes, and pine-oak woodlands. [3]

Phenology

P lutea has been observed flowering in June and July. [4]

Use by animals

Birds will use the species for food. [1]

Conservation and Management

P. lutea is considered a weed in Illinois but is labeled as endangered in Pennsylvania. [1]

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 USDA Plant Database
  2. Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  3. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, States and counties: Florida (Wakulla, Leon, Liberty)
  4. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 24 MAY 2018