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Passion Flower (Passion of Christ Flower) by Kenneth Keifer

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A beautiful, intricately complex passion flower up close.

Interestingly, the various parts of the flower have been used by some to symbolize things associated with Christ and His crucifixion:

-The pointed tips of the leaves were taken to represent the Holy Lance.-The tendrils represent the whips used in the flagellation of Christ.-The ten petals and sepals represent the ten faithful apostles (excluding St. Peter the denier and Judas Iscariot the betrayer).-The flower’s radial filaments, which can number more than a hundred and vary from flower to flower, represent the crown of thorns.-The chalice-shaped ovary with its receptacle represents a hammer or the Holy Grail-The 3 stigmas represent the 3 nails and the 5 anthers below them the 5 wounds (four by the nails and one by the lance).-The blue and white colors of many species’ flowers represent Heaven and Purity.

Kenneth Keifer is a photographer and media producer living in Mooresville, Indiana. He will photograph just about anything beautiful or interesting but dramatic landscapes, national parks, lighthouses, floral, and wildlife are some of his favorite subjects. You can learn more about Ken here or here

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  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 2 years ago

  • Thank you, Marie! I appreciate it!

    – Kenneth Keifer

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