In season: passiflora

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The passiflora, or passion flower, is both weird and wonderful. Its distinctive flowers – they look like a cross between an inverted umbrella and a tutu-clad ballerina en points – are pure science fiction-fantasy and it was surely these other-worldly looks that appealed to the Victorians, who first made collecting this sub-tropical flower species so very fashionable in Britain. Native to central and south America, tropical Africa, southern India, Indonesia and northern Australia, there are more than 500 species of passion flower.

Image credit: Annaick Guitteny
Image credit: Annaick Guitteny
Image credit: Annaick Guitteny
Image credit: Annaick Guitteny
Image credit: Annaick Guitteny
Image credit: Annaick Guitteny
Image credit: Annaick Guitteny
Image credit: Annaick Guitteny

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