Aristolochia macrophylla Lam. - Dutchman's Pipe
Family - Aristolochiaceae
Flowering - April - June.
Habitat - Rich woods, coves, wooded slopes.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This vining species is rare in Alabama and has only been reported in one county thus far. It is more common in states to the east. The plant is easy to identify because of its big cordate leaves, and pipe-like flowers. A similar species, A. tomentosa Sims, is much more common in the state. This latter species is a very hairy plant that otherwise looks very much like A. macrophylla.
Photographs taken in Linville, NC., 5-11-03.