This amazing flower grows wild near my mountain hideaway and they are thriving this year. Although I have photographed them many times, I never tire of their exotic beauty. The buds open in the morning and by afternoon are fully extended. The bloom will last a day or two, but its best presentation is the first evening, when this one was photographed. Some of them will transform into a seedpod known as, Passion Fruit. The seeds of the fruit are covered with a sweet membrane that is enjoyed by some critters and myself. The deer will eat the fruit whole, I prefer to cut open the pod and eat the seed membrane, discarding the seed and pulp.