Passion Flowers - a guide to Passionflowers in the UK

Species like Passiflora incarnata are said to have a long history of usage of their products by people of Native America, especially North America. In the central and south America other species like Passiflora edulis were used. With the exception of the continents of Europe and Antarctica, the family Passifloraceae is found to exist worldwide. South America, China, Southern Asia, New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand are examples of a few places where they are found. Though a few members of the family of Passifloraceae like Adenia (which are primitive forms) are present in Africa, the Passiflora is absent there. In the subtropical the purple fruited Passiflora edulis is grown for its delicious fruit. Likewise, in the tropical regions yellow fruited Passiflora edulis var. flavicarpa is grown. Authoritative websites: Wikipedia - Origin of Passionflowers Wikipedia - The Name "Passionflower" Passiflora Society International (US) Passiflora Online - one of the Web's best resources for Passiflora information.

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