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Passiflora interesting fact....

Passiflora interesting fact.... (passiflora)

The main enemy of any Passion Flower is the the butterfly (specifically their caterpillars)! Most particularly; butterflies of the genus Heliconius.

The yellow spots on the leaves of this Passiflora Tricuspis are external nectaries. These secrete a sugary substance which attracts ants. The ants will defend the plant from any broody butterflies.

The glands also look like butterfly eggs; thus making the butterfly think that the leaf is already occupied!


That's another reason why I love these plants!!

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Amazing! Great info Andrew, I love it when I learn something!

12 Sep, 2010

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