Under The Jakfruit Tree

Just a quick note on ornamental Passion Vines and their ornate flowers compared to the insignificant flowers of our native corkystem Passion Vine. Whether you are growing these vines for their beauty, or food for three of our local butterflies, I hope you do enjoy them. Regardless, you will find that the Gulf Fritillary Butterfly (Agraulis vanilla) will lay eggs on the non-native showy Passion Vines as well as the native Corkystem Passion Vine (Passiflora suberosa). It is the Zebra Longwing Butterfly (Heliconius charitonia) and the Orange Julia Butterfly (Dryas iulia) that are a little more discerning in their choice of a host plant. These two butterflies will only lay eggs on the native Corkystem Passion Vine (Passiflora suberosa).

Richard Lyons Nursery has a nice selection of ornamental Passion Vines and of course the native Corkystem Passion vine.

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