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Flowering Vine Identification

Posted by sjaggar Tanzania (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 3, 05 at 5:59

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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RE: Flowering Vine Identification

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

~Rosemarie


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RE: Flowering Vine Identification

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.


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RE: Flowering Vine Identification

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

~R


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RE: Flowering Vine Identification

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


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RE: Flowering Vine Identification

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


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