Pic of the Day

Unknown purple flower

Not sure what this beauty is, but it was a pleasant surprise as I huffed and puffed my way up Parmer Avenue in Echo Park. Measuring about 3-4 inches in diameter, it decorates a basic fence along someone’s yard.

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  1. Caitlin says:

    Oh sweet! It’s a Passion Vine (OR Passion Flower OR Passiflora). They’re pretty common around here.
    Fun fact: It was named by Spanish Missionaries in reference to the passion of Jesus Christ. To them, the numbers of various parts of the plant were symbolic of certain elements of Jesus’ life and crucifixion. Ten petals for the ten faithful apostles, etc.

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