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Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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anole
Aug 16, 2015 5:00 PM CST
I had several Gulf fritillary butterflies in the yard at the passion flower vine. I captured these pictures of an egg and a caterpillar.

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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Aug 16, 2015 5:02 PM CST
Nice!! Thumbs up
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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Larva tested, Pupa approved!
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mellielong
Aug 16, 2015 8:38 PM CST

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That's great! What kind of passion vine do you grow?
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Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
Cactus and Succulents Butterflies
anole
Aug 17, 2015 4:16 AM CST
Catmint, I have attached a picture. My wife was given cuttings several years ago and it grows quite well here. Please let me know what info you have on this particular plant. It pops up all over the yard but we have a certain spots where we have installed a trellis for it to grow. Only a few have the fruit.

thanks!

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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
Aug 17, 2015 5:12 AM CST
It looks like Passiflora incarnata!
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)

It does tend to be a robust grower:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFind...

But is larval host for several butterflies!
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PAIN6

I have P. caerulea ('Waterloo Blue'), but hope to get some P. incarnata soon. I have a lot of ugly fencing around my yard, and love the idea of having it covered with vines that are butterfly larval hosts, plus produce pretty blossoms *and* tasty fruit for the birds. Thumbs up Here's my P. caerulea:
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