Aristolochia tomentosa Sims
Aristolochia tomentosa, commonly known as woolly Dutchman's pipe, woolly dutchman's pipe, is a climber.
Aristolochia tomentosa was described by John Sims in 1811. The name is considered as validly published.
Aristolochia tomentosa is a species in the genus Aristolochia which contains approximately 489 to 545 species and belongs to the family of the Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family). The type species of the genus is Aristolochia rotunda.
The climbers reach heights of 20 to 25 metres.
Aristolochia tomentosa is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are reniform, petiolate and have pinnate venation. The surface of the leaves is tomentose.
Flowers and Fruits
Aristolochia tomentosa produces solitary light-green flowers from May to July.
The plants form tap roots.
Aristolochia tomentosa is native to the Southeast of the US, Kansas, the southern Prairie States of the US and Florida and is naturalized in New York.
The climbers prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants usually need very little maintenance.
Pests and Diseases
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