Aristolochia macrophylla
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Aristolochia macrophylla

Dutchman's pipe

  family aristolochiaceae 
  genus aristolochia 

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Genus  Aristolochia Species  macrophylla Variety  Cultivar  Common names  pipevine   Dutchman's pipe Family  ARISTOLOCHIACEAE Specimen number  S11349 Data source  HtZn p79
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Vine Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  30' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Partial to full shade Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 06a-08b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-03 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  This plant is often used as a wall cover. Aristolochia macrophylla can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -10� Fahrenheit. Dutchman's-pipe (also known as pipevine) needs summer days with high heat. Partial to full shade is needed for this plant to do its best. It usually does best in moist, well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses  Wall cover Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Leaves: Aristolochia macrophylla has long, glossy, heart-shaped leaves. Flowers: Dutchman's-pipe (locally known in some parts as pipevine) has pipe-shaped flowers with fluted edges. The flowers are usually either purple or brown, with an accent in yellow.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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