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Aristolochia reticulata

Aristolochia reticulata Jacq.

Texas Dutchman's Pipe

Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family)


USDA Symbol: arre3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Leaf Venation: Palmate , Pinnate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Obtuse
Leaf Base: Auriculate , Sagittate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Calyx brown-purple, limb purplish-brown. Flowering late spring-summer.


USA: AR , LA , OK , TX

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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