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Aristolochia pentandra

Aristolochia pentandra Jacq.

Marsh's Dutchman's Pipe

Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family)

Synonym(s): Aristolochia marshii

USDA Symbol: ARPE8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Hastate , Ovate
Leaf Venation: Palmate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Entire , Lobed
Leaf Apex: Acuminate , Acute
Leaf Base: Cordate , Sagittate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Climber
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun


Native Habitat: Stream banks

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Sandy, Clay Loam, Clay


Use Ornamental: Attractive
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: Polydamus swallowtail butterfly.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX


Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Aristolochia pentandra in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aristolochia pentandra in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aristolochia pentandra


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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