Corky passionvine
Passiflora suberosa

Corky Passionvine

Corky passionvine is found in South Florida, Texas and the West Indies.  This is an easy plant to grow on a fence or even as an ivy-like ground cover.

The dark green leaves are a food for the caterpillars of the zebra longwing, gulf fritillary, and Julia butterflies.

Corky passionvine can tolerate some shade and grows well when planted with firebush.  Try this combination outside of your screened patio and enjoy sitting and watching the caterpillars eat the leaves of the passionvine and the adult butterflies and hummingbirds sip nectar from the firebush flowers.

The flowers are small and the fruit is pea sized and black.  After several years the stem becomes thick and corky.
This is a salt tolerant plant that can be used as a ground cover on the back side of the dunes where it mixes well with sunshine mimosa.