Aristolochia reticulata - Plant
Description for Aristolochia reticulata
Aristolochia reticulata is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in). It is in flower from May to July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Flies.Suitable for: medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Indian Root, Virginia Snakeroot, Arizona Snakeroot, Texas Dutchmans Pipe||purplish or yellow-green flowers||May to July||0.4 m||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Prefers a well-drained loamy soil, rich in organic matter, in sun or semi-shade. Succeeds in ordinary garden soil
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||Medium||-||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Aristolochia reticulata
- Prune / thin out every 1-3 years.
Typical uses of Aristolochia reticulata
Special features: one frequently sees Dutchman s pipe vines growing up the front of a porch on older homes, in which role they cast welcome shade during summer s scorching reign (while simultaneously furnishing some privacy).
Ornamental use: used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: The root is aromatic, bitter, diaphoretic, stimulant and stomachic. The dried rhizome of Aristolochia reticulata is sometimes sold as serpentary for the treatment of snakebites. It is used as a tonic to calm the stomach, promote urination, and increase perspiration.
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