Plant ID help needed

Rowlett, TX(Zone 8a)

This plant has been coming up in a shady spot of my flowerbed for the past 4-5 years, getting slightly bigger each year. My memory is horrible but I think I got this at a Roundup, thinking it was a Dutchman's Pipe. But it doesn't act like a vine so I'm perplexed. Does anyone recognize it?

Carla in Rowlett

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

I think what you have is Aristolochia serpentaria. A type of Pipevine, check the picture and look at the zigzag stem.
http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=27369

Rowlett, TX(Zone 8a)

Thanks Josephine, that is what it looks like (Virginia Snakeroot). It grows really slowly, but every year it looks better. So I will continue to leave it be and hope it one day becomes a butterfly magnet. :-)

Carla

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

Good idea Carla.

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