Pipevine Species for Butterflies

Pipevine species safe for Pipevine or Gold Rim (Polydamas) Swallowtail caterpillars. Those with an * are species we have used to feed that particular species of butterfly. Those without an * are those recommended by other farmers and enthusiasts.

Pipevine Swallowtail and Polydamas (Gold Rim) Swallowtail Host Plants
*Most if not all of these plants go by the common name Dutchman’s Pipe which is why the scientific name is so important.

Pipevine ST
Birthwort – Aristolochia clematitis
*Dutchman’s Pipe – Aristolochia macrophylla
*Dutchman’s Pipe – Aristolochia trilobata
Fragrant Dutchman’s Pipe – Aristolochia pandurata (was Aristolochia odoratissima)
*Virginia Snakeroot – Aristolochia serpentaria
*White-veined Pipevine – Aristolochia fimbriata
*Woolly Pipevine – Aristolochia tomentosa

Gold Rim
Brazilian Dutchman’s Pipe or Giant Pelican Flower – Aristolochia gigantea
*Calico Vine – Aristolochia littoralis (was elegans)
*Dutchman’s Pipe – Aristolochia trilobata
Fragrant Dutchman’s Pipe – Aristolochia pandurata (was Aristolochia odoratissima)
Indian Birthwort – Aristolochia tagala
*White-veined Pipevine – Aristolochia fimbriata

Both
*Dutchman’s Pipe – Aristolochia trilobata
*White-veined Pipevine – Aristolochia fimbriata
Fragrant Dutchman’s Pipe – Aristolochia pandurata synonym of Aristolochia odoratissima

Neither
Aristolochia ringens (gaping Dutchman’s pipe)
Aristolochia brasiliensis (Dutchman’s pipe)

This information is to the best of our knowledge from either firsthand experience or from experience of others.

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