Tea Leaves — Bonnie Rubrecht RSS

Rambling Passionflower Vines

The origin of the flower’s name comes from the Spanish conquistadors, who ‘discovered’ this striking plant in their explorations of Peru. The structure of the flower lends itself to depictions of the events surrounding the crucifixion of Christ, also called the Passion: the ten outer petals symbolize the apostles present at the crucifixion, the five anthers the wounds of Christ, and the three stigma the nails used on the cross. 

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