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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Passion Flower

Do you know why this is called the passion flower?
It represents the Passion of Christ.
The 10 Petals of the flower represent the 10 apostles who were present at the crucifixion. The Holy Trinity is portrayed by the 3 secondary calyx leaf bracts. The 72 filaments symbolize the crown of thorns worn by Jesus. The 3 stigmas represent Christ and the 2 thieves on the the crosses. Have a wonderful Easter. Heidi
All Passion Flower Images where found on Flickr.

8 comments:

Jacque said...

Wow what a beautiful collection of photos you pulled together, I have never seen so many varieties, it is such a beautiful flower.~Jacque

Millie said...

A wonderful post dear Heides for the Easter weekend. You have yourself a relaxing time with your Darlings. Thanks for all your lovely comments over @ The Hedge this week - you are precious!
Millie ^_^

KarenB said...

I had no idea! What a beautiful and timely post. Thanks!

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

I just learnt something new!
Hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family Heidi.

alice said...

I don't know that I have ever seen on of these... they are beautiful, as is the history they represent.
Have a blessed Easter Heidi!

Shauna said...

Hello. I read your description and was completely blown away by it. Here's why:

Last summer, I was about to go to a 6 week program away from home and I went up onto the hill I go on to connect with God. On the way to my spot, I saw a beautiful flower (it was a passion flower). I picked it and went on. Some time into my prayer, I glanced back down to the flower but my heart sank: the petals had wilted and shriveled, and it was no longer very impressive. The God spoke to me. "You are lik this flower. As long as you remain connceted to your source of life, you will be beautiful and reflect my glory. Apart from me, you will wilt and die."
This has always been a treasured symbol to me, but today I saw what the passion flower represents- AMAZING!!!

PIER said...

SO NICE TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE OTHERS THAT KNOW ABOUT THIS UNIQUE PLANT. I HAD ONE IN MY YARD IT WAS JUST BEAUTIFUL AND THE SCENT WAS TO DIE FOR. THE BEES WERE ENTRACED BY IT. WHEN WE MOVED I TRYED EVERYTHING TO TAKE IT WITH ME,BUT ALL THINGS FAILED. WHEN I TRYED TO GET ANOTHER ALL THE GARDEN SHOPS AND NURSERIES DID NOT KNOW OR HEARD OF ONE. SO IN MY RESEARCH I HAVE FINALLY FOUND A NURSERY THAT HAS ONE. PIER

Jennifer said...

I'm sorry if I'm being bothersome but I just bought a passion flower plant without knowing how many wonderful varieties there are! I was curious if you would be able to tell me what they are? I bought the center bottom, which is a common blue passion flower but I am rather interested in the two on either side of that one. Thanks!