Native Plant Database

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Dutchman’s Pipe-vine

Aristolochia tomentosa
Plant Type: Vines
Native Environment: Forest, Stream Edge
Season of Interest: Early (Feb - Apr), Mid (May - June)
Main Color: Green
Fall Color:

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Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade, Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Host
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

20 to
75
feet

Spread:

to
inches
Size
Height: 20 to
75
feet
Spread: to
inches
Size
Height: 20 to
75
feet
Spread: to
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Host plant for the pipe-vine or blue swallowtail butterfly. Grow in a woodland or on trellis work.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grows in full sun to part shade. Adaptable to many soil types. Plants sucker in gardens. Needs a stout support to climb on.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

A high-growing woody vine that climbs by twisting its trunk around a sturdy support, such as a tree. Green-yellow, pipe-shaped flowers bloom April-June. Dark green, heart-shaped leaves grow up to 5-8 in. long and wide. Young stems and lower surface of leaves are covered with dense white hairs. Interesting brown fruit capsules form in September. Host to pipevine swallowtail butterfly. Pollinated by flies.

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