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Sonoran Desert Pipevines

Mostly herbaceous vine often growing in partial shade of mesquites.

Indian Root; Pipevine

Aristolochia watsonii

Watercolor © Mike Plagens

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

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