Dutchman's pipe Aristolochiaceae Aristolochia macrophylla
Leaf:Alternate, simple, heart shaped, entire margins, 5 to 10 inches, petioles quite long and often curved, green above.
Flower:Very unique, curved pipe shape, nearly U-shaped, brownish purple and green, several inches long, appearing in early summer.
Fruit:Six-sided pod, 2 inches long, 3/4 inch wide, brown when ripe in September.
Twig:Slender, initially green, but turning brown, leaf scar U-shaped wrapping around small, clustered, wooly buds.
Bark:Brown, fairly smooth but develops shallow vertical splits.
Form:High climbing, twining vine.