Passion flowers in full bloom

This is the time when the most beautiful ever flowers in our garden start to bloom. Passiflora careulea or Passion Flower acquired its name from the first descriptions of its flowers supplied in the XVII-th century by Spanish priests from South America.
The floral parts were once said to represent aspects of the Christian crucifixion story, sometimes referred to as the Passion.

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-sciences.


May 27th, 2010.