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Posted June 20, 2017 by kb

Nancy Fullerton contacted us about a stand of Dutchman's Pipe [Aristolochia macrophylla (USDA) or Isotrema macrophyllum (gobotany) -- your choice!] growing in Coventry. She took us out to view it. It appears to have escaped from someone's garden and is growing rampantly. While not a native, it is a different looking plant and I thought folks would enjoy seeing it. Dutchman's Pipe is the host plant for the Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly.

Dutchman's Pipe plant  Dutchman's Pipe flower close up  Dutchman's Pipe leaf 

If you want more information on the Pipevine Swallowtail check out the follwing link.

https://the-natural-web.org/2012/06/29/pipevine-swallowtail-butterflies-and-their-host-dutchmans-pipevine/

While we were out, we also saw Hare Figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata). This plant is on the Rare Plant list and is of state concern.

Close up of blossom  Close up of leaf  Hare Figwort plant

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