We found a Pipevine Swallwtail caterpillar eating the leaves. Pipevine Swallwtail caterpillars eat only members of the Aristolochia genus. The Swan Flower is the only local species in the Aristolochia genus.
Photographed 6 years ago on an ecological field trip. Identification aided by members of GONHS (http://www.gonhs.org/)
Species from the south-central United States
Common name: Pipevine, Dutchman's Pipe
Photographed at Two Rivers Park, Pulaski County, Arkansas
San Anselmo Hills - along seep in semi-urban area
This plant from this summit was talked about in plant journals. Few places in the city.
At parking area art Van Hoosear
Aristolochia is a large plant genus with over 500 species. Collectively known as birthworts, pipevines or Dutchman's pipes, they are the namesake of the family (Aristolochiaceae). They are widespread and occur in the most diverse climates, but they are not native to Australia. Some species, like A. utriformis and A. westlandii, are threatened with extinction.