White-veined Pipevine
White-veined Pipevine
White-veined Pipevine

White-veined Pipevine

Aristilochia fimbriata

General Information

  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low Water Requirement
  • Very Low Maintenance
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Flowers

Common Names

White-Veined Pipevine

Plant Description

Morning sun or bright shade. An herbaceous, perennial groundcover with wide, white-veined leaves and unique brownish flowers resembling, as the common name suggests, an old-fashioned meerschaum pipe.

Pipevine attracts butterflies, especially pipevine swallowtails, whose caterpillars will eat it to the ground several times per summer. Thus, as a perennial, pipevine seems to appear and disappear constantly -- but it adds the telltale color of black and blue butterflies to the garden all summer long.

Plant Details


coupon eligible: No

watersaver: Yes

flower color: Brown

freeze hardy: Yes

wildlife: Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae

sunlight requirements: Part Sun/Shade

soil types: Clay, Garden Mixed

invasive: No


Water to establish. Be careful not to inadvertently weed it, as it resembles snailseed and grows in the same shady settings.

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