• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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Dutchmans Pipe

Dutchmans Pipe

Aristolochia tomentosa

Nick Turland

Dutchman's PIpe (Aristolochia tomentosa) is a perennial vine with dark green leaves that can climb 72-100 feet. It grows in partial shade and prefers moist soils. It is named for its conspicuous yellow, green, and purple flowers, which resemble a pipe and bloom in spring. The flowers attract butterflies, specifically the pipevine swallowtail butterfly.

Did You Know?

Hickory Horned Devil

While many caterpillars make cocoons to molt into moths and butterflies, some, like the Hickory Horned Devil, bury themselves in the ground over the winter emerging in the Spring fully changed.