Aristolochia ringens

Aristolochia ringens
Intriguing, isn’t it?
ARISTOLOCHIA RINGENS or Gaping Dutchman’s Pipe Vine piqued my interest while browsing one of my favorite online seed shops a few months ago.

The mottled 7 to 10 inch flowers appear to be snarling!
Hence the name ‘ringens’ that’s Latin for snarling.
The roots of this plant are still believed to be effective as an antidote for snake bites in some parts of South America.
Another unusual vine in my collection!

I just love the juxtaposition of snarling flowers against beautiful heart-shaped leaves that gracefully twine around the nearest vertical structure!

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An entire seed tray of baby vines!
I hope some of these babies find new homes in friends’ gardens.

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3 comments

  1. lalith gunasekera

    This plant is invasive in Sri Lanka specially in tropical wet forests – Dr. Lalith Gunasekera

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