There are two types of "Dutchman's Pipe", or "Calico Vine" one has blooms 2-3 inches across, the other has blooms 6-7 inches across.
Aristolochia Gigantea foliage
Foto tirada em 23/04/2003, no Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, RJ,Brasil
A. gigantea in full bloom in the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden. Early spring.
Another take of this huge flower. Rio de Janeiro, early autumn.
Vine is about 4 yrs old. Only problem has been with caterpillars (they love it!)
Mature vine in San Diego
This is the bloom and the seed
Seedlings with dashing little flecked leaves.
I can't wait for the flower to open. No caterpillers yet.
My first flower, started as a cutting fall of last year
Flower. Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden. September 2009.
Greenhouse grown specimen, Burnaby, B.C.
Canada Day 1st bloom - azulivines
University of Washington Botany, Greenhouse, Seattle, WA
what's growing out of my shutter
dutchmans pipe I am growing in a large pot on my deck started flowering @11/15/2012