Aristolochia watsonii, Watson's dutchman's pipe

Category: Vines
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Origin: southwestern US and Mexico
Evergreen: no
Flower Color: brown
Bloom Time: summer
Height: 1 to 2 inches
Width: 2 to 3 ft matt
Exposure: sun to part sun
Irrigation: low
Cold Hardiness: 7 F
Description: It's hard not to love this inconspicuous dutchman's vine because of its tiny hastate green to maroonish leaves and its tiny brown smoke pipe shaped flowers. The pipevine swallowtail also loves this little plant and will find it and eat every leaf. No worries, the plant grows a new set of leaves. Flies pollinate the flowers and become trapped there for a day, then move on to the next flower. Perfect for a rockery.