Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Passion flower

1291. [1940s] We used to have a passion flower climbing over my primary school in Cyprus; we used to bite the middle out and suck the nectar [Brockley, London, June 2002].

Images: main, cultivated, Collingham Road, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, August 2015; inset, detail of tombstone of James John Young (d. 1911), St Mary Magdalen churchyard, Castleton, Sherborne, Dorset, October 2015.