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Aristolochia watsonii (Indianroot)
Davidson, Deryn

Aristolochia watsonii

Aristolochia watsonii Woot. & Standl.

Indianroot, Watson's Dutchman's-pipe

Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family)

Synonym(s): Aristolochia porphyrophylla


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Leaf Pubescence: Tomentose
Leaf Apex: Acuminate , Acute
Leaf Base: Sagittate
Leaf Texture: Smooth
Inflorescence: Axillary
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Plant with procumbent stems to 18 inches in length.
Leaf: Adaxial leaf surface smooth, abaxial surface tomentose.
Flower: Interesting, pipe-shaped flower.
Fruit: Fruit a 5-valve capsule; acropetally dehiscent.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


Native Distribution: AZ, NM, MX

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerant: yes
Conditions Comments: Grows on rocky slopes in desert Southwest and in Mexico.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2012-04-27
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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