Common name: Dutchman's pipevine, Dutchman's pipe
Botanical name:Aristolochia macrophylla
Virtues: Large, dense foliage, quick growth and vining habit make it useful as a summer screen. Can be trained up a trellis, porch railings, arbor, fence, etc. Attracts pipevine swallowtail butterfly.
Foliage: Heart-shaped, 6 to 12 inches wide/long. Dark green.
Flowers: Small, brownish and tubular with a narrow, curved throat—giving rise to the common name. They are interesting but small and usually hidden by the foliage.
Habit: Deciduous woody vine to 30 feet.
Season: Spring and summer, for foliage.
Origin: Woods and streambanks from southwest Pennsylvania to Georgia and Alabama.
Cultivation: Grow in full sun or partial shade, in moist but well-drained soil. Prune in late winter. USDA Zones 4–8.
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