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Can you identify this mystery flower? I can't find it anywhere! thanks.




Passiflora or 'Pasion flower'

Legend states the Passion flower relates to Christ's Passion (Passing on);

It is said that it was Spanish missionaries when visiting South American countries used the Passion flower to illustrate the story of the crucifixion, it goes as follows;

The three stigmas look very much like nails, and represent the three nails that held Christ to the Cross.

There are five stamens, and these were used to help fix in people's minds that there were five wounds.

The rings of slender filaments in the corona, represents the crown of thorns.

The hand-like leaves and whippy tendrils were the hands and whips of those who scourged him.

There are five petals and five sepals; these represent the apostles who were present at the time.

Note; Peter and Judas did not attend the crucifixion.

21 Aug, 2012


wow didnt know that! i knew about the "hallucinogenic" properties though!

22 Aug, 2012

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