Flowering Vine Identification

sjaggar(Tanzania)April 3, 2005

I am in Tanzania, and this vine is in my garden (and growing wild) It has unusual flowers. I am trying to identify it. It flowers in the wet season

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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

I believe it is Aristolochia littoralis, Calico Flower (syn. A. elegans). Very nice!

~Rosemarie

    Bookmark   April 3, 2005 at 10:21AM
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sjaggar(Tanzania)

Thanks Rosemarie. I'd been living in the house for 2 years before I found it, and was working on the passionfruit vine and found it entwined in the vine. This year it is all over town - so must like the current conditions - some rain, but not a lot.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2005 at 2:56PM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Glad to help. It must like its conditions! Don't you like to find surprises in the garden!?

~R

    Bookmark   April 3, 2005 at 6:56PM
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thegreenman_zone10(Florida)

I's a larval food source for the Swallowtail butterflies, if they are in your area.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2005 at 11:11PM
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sjaggar(Tanzania)

Swallowtail butterflies are in the area. Thanks for the information.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2005 at 6:11AM
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