Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My Maypop Surprise

I had never seen this flower before except on the net...
so it was a thrill to get a photo of a bumblebee strolling around on it


When I first saw this flower blooming in the weeds...
I said "Hubs, look there is a ballerina looking flower"
It is a purple passion flower...with the name of 'maypop'

net says this is an edible apricot when it ripens...I will taste it then

I am always amazed at the beauty that can be found hiding among the weeds!

23 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

How cool! I have never heard of that before. Will you tell us how it tastes?

S. Etole said...

Always love the beauty that is tucked among the weeds.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yes---some weeds (wildflowers) are just gorgeous.... Yours are very pretty.
Hugs,
Betsy

Muffie said...

Beauty among the weeds...hmmm...I'll send you ours. We have tons, so maybe you'll find something there! LOL. Actually my husband is giving them one more week, then [gulp] off with their heads if no flowers appear!
Thanks for sharing the pix -- I never heard of a Maypop either.
Peace,
Muff

Sandra said...

that is the purple passion plant, we have that growing on our fence, it is the incubator for gulf friterary butteries and other butterflies. they lay there eggs on the leaves and the caterpillars eat the leaves. that is a great shot of the bee

Birdie said...

It does look like a ballerina. What a lovely find.

Becky Jane said...

Wow! What a beautiful flower. Awesome photo!

Andaje said...

wow exploring your "backyard" :o)

Ginny said...

Never heard of this, the flower looks like a Passion flower! Will you eat the fruit?

sprinkles said...

I've never heard of or seen that flower before!

I took a garden tour this weekend and saw so many pretty flowers. It was really wonderful and almost made me ashamed that I don't take care of my yard nearly as well as I should.

Karen said...

I love that flower! I think the fruit is used to induce sleep, and as an antidepressant.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Beautiful images - so refreshing to see these !

Aries said...

Interesting facts. Some of my neighbors used to point out to me which weed or alien plant, I called it, that is useful and act like medicine. Never knew those alien plants could come in handy one day. Lovely photos , by the way

Small Kucing said...

am wondering what is May Pop

Wanda said...

Lovely flower. Beauty among the weeds make me think of the good that we often overlook in others because we are consumed with looking at the weeds in their lives.

My Journey With Candida said...

Thats a first for me.... Never heard of a Maypop but it sure is cool.

Karen Mortensen said...

So beautiful.

Achelois said...

Stunning photography. My husband is a professional gardener which means our garden is one big weed. Although at the moment we have some very beautiful wild roses. I love them so ignore the messy stuff and zone in on those. Nature is beautiful.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

and to think that it's a weed...like some of us who others might think have little value...and shine bright.

Helene said...

Your description of that flower was spot on...a ballerina. I love that! And beauty among the weeds...that's exactly where I look when I'm bored.

DUTA said...

Awsome captures of the flower, the bee, and the fruit!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

weeds are on in the eye of the beholder. The first time I saw a passion flower I freaked me out, scary but beautiful.

Stacey said...

BEAUTIFUL! Wonder if someone around Pensacola has one I can get a clipping of!

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