Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

Passiflora incarnata (Purple Passionflower, Maypop)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Found naturally* along roadsides, pastures, and open woods, the exotic flowers and edible fruit of Purple Passionflower make this unique vine a striking ornamental plant for the garden. The common name, Maypop, refers to the fruit, which makes a loud popping sound when stomped on.

*It is native in DC; adventive (non-native, escaped from cultivation) in DE’s Coastal Plain; and absent in PA. In VA, it is common in the Coastal Plain and outer southern Piedmont, infrequent elsewhere in the Piedmont, and rare in the mountains. It is native to NoVA, except for Fairfax County.

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