First Passion Flower this year

Last weekend brought us a surprise: the first flower of Passiflora careulea in our garden this year. Passion Flower acquired its name from the first descriptions of its flowers supplied in the XVII-th century by Spanish priests from South America.

It´s an absolutely wonderful flower: colorful, made of so many tiny but three-dimensional structures and very symmetrical, proving that the mathematics is The King of all the sciences. Passiflora is also a naturally grown medicinal herb, approved in the treatment of insomnia and nervousness.

Model: NIKON D80
Date/time: 2009-02-02
ISO: 250
Flash: Did not fire
Lens: 50 mm