Caught this first Passiflora bloom on my walk today. I always enjoy the blooms on this huge vine which cover the front wall of a home on my usual walking root. There were a few buds about to break, but this was the only one fully open.
I always love the almost alien complexity of these flowers. They are so structural and three dimensional.
I haven’t had much luck growing Passiflora here in my garden. I started one from seed, but the caterpillars that specifically love the vine seemed to strip it of leaves faster than could grow them and it eventually died. I need to gather some seeds from this plant, or another one in the neighborhood and try again.
I thought the photo also looked good as a sketch out of Toonpaint for the iPhone.