One year after planting a stem cutting of this Passiflora vine, it rewarded me with its first bloom. I was thrilled to bits.
The petals were reflexed, pointing backwards, indicating that it is ready for pollination.
There were many buds lined up on the same branch of the vine, taking turns to show off their glory.
The petals are reflexed, exposing the reproductive organ. The day after blooming, the petals are shrivelled up.
The flaming red part of the flower is made up of five sepals and five sepals.
The reproductive organ comprises five pollen pods and an ovary in the centre which branches into three red stigmata.