This perennial vine grows up to 25′ long and climbs with tendrils. 3″ lavender flowers are like nothing else. Blooms are followed by large, orange-yellow fruits with edible pulp. The name Maypop comes from the hollow, fruits that pop loudly when crushed. Maypop spreads by root suckers.
Larval host to fritillaries and hairstreak butterflies.
NATIVE FROM KANSAS TO TEXAS AND EAST TO THE COAST