At the beginning of June I planted a tiny sapling of the purple passionflower or maypop (Passiflora incarnata), a species of passionflower that is native to much of the eastern half of the United States. Since the plant was so small I was not expecting flowers this summer but when I got back from Germany a few weeks ago a number of buds had formed and today the first flower blossomed.
Purple passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
The flower has a heavy, powdery scent, though it is only perceptible at a very close range. I think it is absolutely stunning and hope many more are to follow.