Large heart shaped leaves
Is a large opening underneath the leaves. Seems to be shelter for animals
Even though I knew the host for the scads of pipevine swallowtails had to be around somewhere, it took a while for me to realize this was it, because it was huge! Dinner plate leaves, tree choking vines. And yes, many caterpillars.
At edge of hardwood forest .
planta trepadora, llegan a cubrir totalmente el dosel de los árboles, su flor tiene un olor desagradable para el olfato humano, pero muy agradable para las moscas que resultan ser son sus polinizadoras especificas
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.