May - October
Leaves 3 lobed, occasionally slightly mottled with no glands at the base of the petiole. Flowers yellowish to white with a bluish to black fruit.
This is a major food plant for several species of butterfly larvae. The pollen of this species is the only known larval foodstuff of the oligolectic (and possibly monolectic) Passionflower Bee, Anthemurgus passiflorae (RESLIT 2840). This plant serves as the larval host for the Julia Heliconian butterfly.
Low, rocky, moist woods and thickets.