General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 15 feet climber
Plant Spread: 15 feet sprawler
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: Tri-lobed leaves turn an attractive yellow shade in autumn.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Deep purple
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Green - greenish-yellow (small flower)
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: dark brown seeds
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Miscellaneous: Endangered: in Pennsylvania but considered weedy in some areas of the South

Common names
  • Wild Yellow Passion Flower
  • Yellow Passionflower
  • Passionflower
  • Passion Vine
  • Passionvine
  • Yellow Passion Vine
  • Yellow Passion-flower

  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Dec 2, 2011 1:06 PM concerning plant:
    An Illinois wildflower (bottom half of state).
    Habitat - moist or rocky woods and thickets.
    Wild turkey enjoy young shoots and tendrils for late spring snacks.
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 15, 2012 5:05 AM concerning plant:
    Yellow Passionflower is a climbing or trailing vine to 15 feet and is widespread in thickets throughout the eastern US. It has small, intricately detailed pale yellow-green flowers in summer followed by small black berries. Not particularly showy but good in its own right, especially at the edge of woods.

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