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Aristolochia clematitis| European Birthwort|asarabacca


Here I offer seeds from Aristolochia clematitis, also known as European Birthwort, and asarabacca. This perennial grows to about 3 feet high and has beautiful heart shaped leaves. This is a larval host plant for many of the swallowtail butterflies including Southern Festoon, Spanish Festoon, Eastern Festoon, False Apollo, Dragon Swallowtail, Pipevine Swallowtail, Polydamas Swallowtail, Mylotes Cattleheart, and the Troidini which is a tribe of swallowtail butterflies that numbers about 135 different species. This plant was ingested by women during childbirth to help with contractions because the shape of the flowers reminded people of a fetus. Using a plant for what it reminds you of is not good sound medicine. Please do not use this plant for medicinal purposes. It is poisonous and cancer causing to humans, but it makes the butterflies toxic to birds and other predators. Other butterflies try to look like members of the Troidini tribe just so that other animals will leave them alone. USDA Hardiness Zones 6 to 9

Aristolochia clematitis European Birthwort asarabacca

Aristolochia clematitis European Birthwort asarabacca

Aristolochia clematitis European Birthwort asarabacca

Aristolochia clematitis European Birthwort asarabacca
Aristolochia clematitis| European Birthwort|asarabacca

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Here I offer seeds from Aristolochia clematitis, also known as European Birthwort, and asarabacca. This perennial grows to about 3 feet high and has beautiful heart shaped leaves. This is a larval host plant for many of the swallowtail butterflies including Southern Festoon, Spanish Festoon, Eastern Festoon, False Apollo, Dragon Swallowtail, Pipevine Swallowtail, Polydamas Swallowtail, Mylotes Cattleheart, and the Troidini which is a tribe of swallowtail butterflies that numbers about 135 different species. This plant was ingested by women during childbirth to help with contractions because the shape of the flowers reminded people of a fetus. Using a plant for what it reminds you of is not good sound medicine. Please do not use this plant for medicinal purposes. It is poisonous and cancer causing to humans, but it makes the butterflies toxic to birds and other predators. Other butterflies try to look like members of the Troidini tribe just so that other animals will leave them alone. USDA Hardiness Zones 6 to 9








Aristolochia contorta| Dutchmans Pipe


Here I am offering Seeds from Aristolochia contorta, also known as Dutchmans Pipe, and Pipe Vine. A new stem from this plant starts out as a little purple sprout, then it turns turns green, or even an off white. It likes to wind around things as it grows. Aristolochia contorta blooms from July to August. This plant likes to be in the full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade. Aristolochia contorta is the single food source for the Dragon Swallowtail butterfly, and all Aristolochia, except for the Aristolochia gigantea, are larval host plants for the Pipevine Swallowtail, Polydamas Swallowtail, and Mylotes Cattleheart butterflies. USDA Hardiness Zones 3b to 8

Aristolochia contorta Dutchmans Pipe

Aristolochia contorta Dutchmans Pipe

Aristolochia contorta Dutchmans Pipe

Aristolochia contorta Dutchmans Pipe
Aristolochia contorta| Dutchmans Pipe

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Here I am offering Seeds from Aristolochia contorta, also known as Dutchmans Pipe, and Pipe Vine. A new stem from this plant starts out as a little purple sprout, then it turns turns green, or even an off white. It likes to wind around things as it grows. Aristolochia contorta blooms from July to August. This plant likes to be in the full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade. Aristolochia contorta is the single food source for the Dragon Swallowtail butterfly, and all Aristolochia, except for the Aristolochia gigantea, are larval host plants for the Pipevine Swallowtail, Polydamas Swallowtail, and Mylotes Cattleheart butterflies. USDA Hardiness Zones 3b to 8








Aristolochia cymbifera gonzaga


Aristolochia cymbifera gonzaga. This plant like either full sun or partial shade. I love this flower because of its peculiar 6 to 8 inch contorted blossom. This gonzaga cultivar was bred and selected for its very large blossom with such an interesting pattern. All Aristolochia species, except for the Aristolochia gigantea, are larval host plants for the Pipevine Swallowtail, Polydamas Swallowtail, and Mylotes Cattleheart butterflies. USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to 10

Aristolochia cymbifera gonzaga

Aristolochia cymbifera gonzaga

Aristolochia cymbifera gonzaga

Aristolochia cymbifera gonzaga
Aristolochia cymbifera gonzaga

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Here I am offering Seeds from Aristolochia cymbifera gonzaga. This plant like either full sun or partial shade. I love this flower because of its peculiar 6 to 8 inch contorted blossom. This gonzaga cultivar was bred and selected for its very large blossom with such an interesting pattern. All Aristolochia species, except for the Aristolochia gigantea, are larval host plants for the Pipevine Swallowtail, Polydamas Swallowtail, and Mylotes Cattleheart butterflies. USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to 10