In Angie`s Garden - The Passion Flower

@andriaperry (31289)
Anniston, Alabama
September 13, 2017 1:07pm CST
I remember walking through the woods on one of my first hunting trips many, many years ago and stepping on something hidden in the grass and they would make a loud " POP" I would just freeze, because hunting you did not make any noise. I was told that`s a "May pop" look for them and don`t step on them. Now to today, I moved to this wild place in the woods and began to explore and when I seen the most beautiful flower I ever seen before I whipped out the camera and took tons of photos. When I found out this flower belonged to the may pop I was stunned. So I did what anyone would do, I kept them and did not mow down that spot, every year they appear to give me a show of their beauty. But what I did not know is how they are used in the medicinal world. The flower tops and the dried fruits are used as a sedative and pain killer.Still to this day companies use this flower in its pain relievers. I love having a drug store growing wild on this property. The passionflower grows in the South and southeastern USA.
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@TRBRocks420 (60983)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Sep
That's pretty cool and, interesting to know, but yes even Ibuprofen comes from a type of tree I believe.
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@andriaperry (31289)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
Yes, I will have to see if I can find that.
@jstory07 (57304)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Sep
The passionflower is a very pretty flower.
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@andriaperry (31289)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
I love the flower so much that I dug up two and planted them into pots and put them on the deck so I could see them daily.
@Ithink (6158)
• United States
14 Sep
Amazing what we can use plants and trees for isn't it? Those are pretty for sure!
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@andriaperry (31289)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
I am studying the sweet gum tree too.
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@Ithink (6158)
• United States
15 Sep
@andriaperry Kindred Spirits I love to research plants, flowers, trees and herbs.
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@andriaperry (31289)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Sep
@Ithink I love to read it, take the book with me and go out into the woods to find it.
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@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
13 Sep
That is interesting. You do have a lot on your property that will help in many ways.
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@andriaperry (31289)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
Yes I do.
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@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
14 Sep
@andriaperry That is a blessing. I am trying to get back to the ways I used to be. I used to always pay attention to the flowers and things around me and tried to learn about them. I just need to take the time and relearn I used to hunt and fish all the time. I can still help cut up an elk or deer anytime but there is still a lot that I want to know about.
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@andriaperry (31289)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
@velvet53 I too will help clean a deer and process it at home, since I want to get as much off the grid as I can, I will learn and try what God had given me free, plus with the books I know what an how much to use for meds.
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@rebelann (31204)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Sep
That sure is a beautiful flower, I wish they'd grow in the desert ........ oh well, that's life I spose.
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@andriaperry (31289)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
They might by seed, or order the plant. You would have to keep it inside probably.
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@rebelann (31204)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Sep
I can't see killin another house plant @andriaperry if it grows outside I do fine.
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@andriaperry (31289)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
13 Sep
they may be passion flowers but not for me.Not passion enough.
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@andriaperry (31289)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
what is your passion flower?
@amadeo (46410)
• United States
14 Sep
@andriaperry MikeOh!all right what do I know
@1hopefulman (19705)
• Canada
14 Sep
They are beautiful! But would it be safe to eat one if you had a headache?
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@andriaperry (31289)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
I am sure the flower is dried, ground and taken in a certain amount. For a headache I would recommend willow bark also known as aspirin.
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@Susan2015 (18341)
• United States
14 Sep
That is a pretty and different looking flower.
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@andriaperry (31289)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
I know and each day it looks different.
@teamfreak16 (35355)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Sep
No wonder I've never seen one.
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@andriaperry (31289)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
They are SO pretty.
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@Corbin5 (79117)
• United States
13 Sep
That flower is a work of art! I have never seen this flower before. A mighty useful one it is too.
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@andriaperry (31289)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
I have better photos I will look for them, I actually have one framed and here in the office.
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@NJChicaa (28617)
• United States
13 Sep
I have these growing like weeds in my garden. They drive me nuts.
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@andriaperry (31289)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
I love them.
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@Kandae11 (25733)
13 Sep
That is awesome.
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@andriaperry (31289)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
I think so too.
@Nawsheen (22862)
• Mauritius
13 Sep
This flower is really beautiful indeed. The best thing is that it also has medical properties.
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@andriaperry (31289)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
Yes beauty and useful.
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@RasmaSandra (12674)
• Riga, Latvia
13 Sep
WOW that is a beautiful flower and it is marvelous that it has health benefits too.
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@andriaperry (31289)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
I agree, this is my favorite flower, and the white daisy.
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