Sometimes I get in hot water with native plant experts who graciously volunteer their time and knowledge of the vegetation that is found specifically in our neck of the Thicket. This beautiful photograph puzzles me. This passion vine (passiflora foetida?) grows charmingly along our Frontera fence line winding back and forth from the old citrus orchard to the Payne’s beautifully manicured yard. Michael Delesantro captured it for this year’s Valley Land Fund Photo Contest, but he concedes it “probably isn’t native.” Fritillary butterflies love it, and so do I.