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Aristolochia serpentaria for Pipevine Swallowtails

15 years ago

I've got some Aristolochia serpentaria (Virginia snakeroot) seed to share with the forum members this fall.

Also, if it is your desire to be up and running with native host plants for the pipevine swallowtail (PVS) next spring, then you might consider obtaining a plant or two of the Aristolochia serpentaria this fall. It is a shade-loving perennial that gets about 15" tall if planted in a good rich soil.

My beds of A. serpentaria really drew in the PVS this summer in contrast to the previous two years when none visited my garden. Hmm, I wonder why they suddenly showed up this summer? Because I planted more A. serpentaria perhaps?

Anyway, contact me if you are wanting some seed or more information about this plant.

Rod Angeroth


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