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Aristolochia littoralis

Elegant dutchman's-pipe
Calico flower
Marshy dutchman's-pipe

Not native to Florida


Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council: Category II designation

Invasive exotics that have increased in abundance or frequency but have not yet altered Florida plant communities to the extent shown by Category I species.
Planting this species should be avoided and removal of existing plants may be desirable.

Polk Co. FL 07/16/06
Native to tropical America, this perennial vine has escaped cultivation and can be found in disturbed hammocks and landscapes throughout much of central Florida, from Alachua County to Highlands, including the coastal counties of Pasco and Volusia, plus Broward and Miami-Dade in south Florida. Elegant dutchman's-pipe also occurs in Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Calico flowers (another common name) are large and showy with the typical dutchman's-pipe shape. The leaves are cordate with pseudostipules present.
Aristolochia littoralis is a host plant for the pipevine and gold-rim(tailless) swallowtails.
Polk Co. FL 07/18/06
Polk Co. FL 07/16/06
Polk Co. FL 07/18/06
Polk Co. FL 07/16/06
Polk Co. FL 07/16/06

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Aristolochia littoralis is a member of the Aristolochiaceae - Birthwort family.


Date record last modified: Sep 19, 2017

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