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Passionflower

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This flower was called  Tokei-sow, 時計草 (Clock Flower) in Japan though,

I never seen it in there but first did in  Canary Island when I was over 30.  

First time when I saw a picture of this flower, I was in my Junior school,

and it was in an article of magazine about the strange plants in the world 

such as Rafflesia, Farrus Titanium, Giant Lotus (Floating leaves) etc etc.   

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Not only it’s Japanese name was really  convincing,  but also it’s structure

fascinated me so much. —– why a flower needs to have such style like a Clock.

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The flower looks pretty complicated, and where to hide a honey

seems complicated too.  = a Bee needed to lick all-over ! 

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Naive minded young people might have mistaken the name Passion Flower

= Passion for Hot Love kind though, the truth was,  it was named after rather grisly

Crown of  Thorn of Jesus on the Cross. That “Passion” named by Spanish missionary.

(And they tricked the indigenous people, “Look, Evidence of God is here” 😀 )

In this aspect, Japanese name sound more harmless.  —– With a kind of curiosity,

I wondered,  how on earth,  who designed a flower like this, or evolved from where ?

— I looked around the related plant, though,  this plant occupying it’s own species

and has no sister or first cousin.  —– ? ? ?     Utterly Fascinating !

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PS :  The Photos by  “Two Elements Homemade Lens” on Canon 5D Mk-III

(I’m amazed by the capability of this lens —– Nice macro too.  😀 )

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  1. elenacaravela said, on July 8, 2014 at 20:41

    Marvelously strange looking flowers!

  2. drawandshoot said, on July 10, 2014 at 08:05

    I have grown these flowers, they are utterly charming!

    • yoshizen said, on July 10, 2014 at 08:24

      Around here, quite few houses having this plant on their fence.
      Fruits has some competition and I never able to pick good one though,
      flowers are abandoned for photo. 🙂

  3. Mélanie said, on July 10, 2014 at 13:06

    well, yours are more artistic than mine… simple and humble! 🙂
    http://myvirtualplayground.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/roses-et-passiflores-amour-et-passion/

    • yoshizen said, on July 10, 2014 at 13:34

      Not sure artistic though, definitely humble —– yes they were taken by a lens costed Nil. 😀


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