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This is a Passion flower. One of my favorite flowers esthetically because it reminds me of something out of a Dr. Seuss book. For a little bit over a year now, I have been working on a butterfly garden in my front yard. Last year I added this Passion flower vine, and this year my garden has been full of Gulf Fritillary butterflies. Most butterflies have a host plant. That is a plant where they lay their eggs. The butterfly chooses this plant because it is the only plant the caterpillar of that butterfly can eat. Passion flower vine is the host plant to Gulf Fritillary. If you swipe through the pictures you can see the flower and the butterfly. Gulf Fritillary have wings that are a little bit longer and narrower than most butterflies, and they often get confused with monarchs for their color. If you have a yard and are interested in making a butterfly garden it may be easier than you think. Simply look up species of butterflies in your area, Google search their host plants, and start filling your garden up with these plants little by little.