Mondragone, Caserta, Italy
This was the first time that I had seen the flower of this species . Fernandez Ranch is part of the Muir Heritage Land Trust and is located south of Highway 4 on Christie Road near the Franklin Canyon Golf Course .
Common name Virginia Dutchman's pipe. Family = Aristolochiaceae. Rare in Preserve, just one location.
California Dutchman's Pipe growing on buckeye
Aristolochia is a large plant genus with over 500 species that is the namesake (type genus) of the family (Aristolochiaceae). Its members are commonly known as birthworts, pipevines or Dutchman's pipes and are widespread and occur in the most diverse climates. Some species, like A. utriformis and A. westlandii, are threatened with extinction.