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Passiflora (Passiflora foetida)
We found this beauty growing in the lowlands of the Texas coast near Port Aransas. The plant is extremely robust with felty, red veined foilage and a bounty of showy 2" pink flowers followed by bright red fruit. This vine is fast growing and will cover a fence or trail gracefully across open areas. It is an excellent food source for the larvae of the Gulf Frittelary butterfly. This species is best grown in areas from Austin southward and is obviously salt tolerant and prefers a location with some supplemental water.
Passiflora is deer-resistant.