{floral friday}

{floral friday #17}

{floral friday #17}
Welcome to this week's {floral friday}!! I hope everyone has a wonderful start into the weekend!
This week I want to share with you the beautiful passion flower, which is also known as passiflora.
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A few facts about the passion flower:
  • Passion flowers are known to have a high medicinal value and are popular for treating nervousness and insomnia.
  • They are noted for their beautiful flowers and edible fruits.
  • The passion flower can bloom all year round if planted in the correct climate.
  • The plant was named "passion flower" by Spanish explorers who thought that its flowers resembled three nails and a crown of thorns, reminding them of the Passion of Christ. (source)

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11 Comments

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    Ruth
    Friday June 3rd, 2011 at 08:58 AM

    I love passion flowers! My mum does too! You've brightened up my Friday yet aain! Thanks so much. :-)

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    Lindsay @ Delighted Momma
    Friday June 3rd, 2011 at 03:12 PM

    STUNNING!! Wow..I didn't know that they were known to treat nervousness and insomnia. Love learning little cool facts like that. I also love that it is year round..makes me a little sad when flowers start to die

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    Paula Jo @ Outdoor Garden Decor
    Friday June 3rd, 2011 at 05:40 PM

    The passion flower is just beautiful. I have never seen one, but my husband from germany always talked about passion fruit. Thanks for showing such a lovely flower to start the lovely weekend.

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    Saturday June 4th, 2011 at 10:17 PM

    @ Paula Jo: Thank you so much for your always so sweet comments! :) I heard that you can grow the passion flower from just the seeds. Maybe you should give it a try in Texas – who knows? ;) I hope you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

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    AllieMakes!
    Sunday June 5th, 2011 at 09:14 PM

    So beautiful!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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    Molly @ A Bit O' Shine
    Thursday June 9th, 2011 at 08:12 PM

    I've never seen one in person – it's incredible! So many layers and interesting little pieces. :)

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    Allison {A Glimpse Inside}
    Thursday June 9th, 2011 at 09:32 PM

    That is a beautiful flower! Great pictures! Thanks for linking it up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party.

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    Mindie Hilton
    Friday June 10th, 2011 at 07:19 PM

    Would love to see you link up at my new party that will run through Sunday!

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/party-mindie-style-link-up-1.html

    So pretty, please share.

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    Antonella
    Sunday June 12th, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    You have the most beautiful pictures!! These passion flowers are stunning! I am glad that I followed your link from the 36th Avenue "Share your Awesomeness" Link Party, I too am linking up if you'd like to visit.
    Hugs, antonella
    My post: http://quilling.blogspot.com/2011/06/filigree-friday-free-fathers-day-badges.html

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    Katie
    Wednesday June 15th, 2011 at 03:06 PM

    Love your flower photos! Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week.

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    SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime
    Monday June 20th, 2011 at 02:21 AM

    Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creativity here. Can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Hope to see you there at the party :)

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