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White-veined Pipevine, Swallowtail pipevine

Aristolochiaceae fimbriata

Description:

Small, ground-cover type perennial vine. May grow to 3 ft mound. Exotic, 1" blooms. Up to 3", heart shaped, dark green leaves have silver veins. Drought tolerant and self sows. Larval plant for Pipevine Swallowtail.

Habitat:

Likes light shade, but does well in partial to full shade,or sun with water. Well-draining soil.

Notes:

If caterpillars eat it to ground, it will return from the tuberous roots for next crop of eggs.

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6 Comments

Rosa Maria
Rosa Maria 6 years ago

Cool!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Never seen one before :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Nice spotting!

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 8 years ago

Cracking Aristolochia and a nice capture. Could you update the spotting with the botanical name?

oxyjack
oxyjack 8 years ago

Wow, I thought this might be an Aristolochia... very nice job on the photo!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

The common names are White-veined Pipevine or Swallowtail Pipevine. Aristolochia fimbriata

Good job on photographing the flower.

joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Highland Village, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 2, 2012
Submitted on Apr 2, 2012

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