No matter where I’m walking in LA, even if I’m late for a bus, the sight of a passion flower will quite literally stop me in my tracks.
These insane, otherworldly blossoms clinging most often to a chain-link fence are perhaps the most intriguing flora in all of Los Angeles.
With their sculptural petals, alien-like stamens and that explosive halo of tie-dyed violet and purple, they almost don’t look like they’re real.
So imagine my surprise yesterday to discover a purple one in Echo Park. Not only that, it was coiled ever-so-elegantly around a purple fence. One stylish flower, indeed.