Passion flower, also known as maypop, is a tropical climbing vine that is naturally distributed throughout Asia, Europe and the southeastern U.S. between Florida and Texas. Passion flower gets the “passion” part of its common name from a perceived resemblance of the corona at the center of the vine’s flower to the Crown of Thorns worn by Jesus. The large colorful blooms of the plant are also valued for their ornamental effect in landscaping. Passion flowers, as well as the plant’s leaves and stems, are also cultivated for use in tea blends.
Passion Flower c/s, 1/4 lb
Passion flower is a vine native to Asia, New Zealand, Australia and tropical regions of the U.S.
In addition to its value as a garden ornamental, passion flower is cultivated and harvested for its leaves, stems and flowers, which produce a lovely tea. Passion flower is often combined with other calming herbs in tea blends, including valerian, lemon balm and hops.