Sonoran Desert Pipevines

Mostly herbaceous vine often growing in partial shade of mesquite woodlands or wash banks. Only one species of this family occurs naturally in the Sonoran Desert.

Indian Root; Pipevine

Aristolochia watsonii

Fairly common a mid elevations in the Sonoran Desert, normally growing in partial shade of deciduous desert trees. Growing prostrate and sometimes difficult to find. Blue-black Pipevine Swallowtail butterflies reveal its presence. Detailed Description

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Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 15 Feb. 2008,
updated 28 Feb. 2021.