Saturday, June 30, 2012
I did some research, and discovered that it is a cultivated botanical called Passiflora, for all you armchair botanists out there. And as it turns out, the name comes from an association with the passion of Christ. "The lacy halo represents the crown of thorns; the five stamens, the five wounds; the ten petal-like parts, the ten faithful apostles." - from The Southern Living Garden Book.
Now that I know I don't have to be afraid of it taking over the place, I can enjoy it even more. I hope you enjoy it too!