Ask a Question forum: Favorite Host plant of Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly?

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AnnieNC
Jun 22, 2018 5:38 PM CST
Hi Everyone, I'm getting into butterflies and have heard Not all Dutchman pipervine are good for the Pipervine Swallowtail. That some are more poisonous and the larva will die. Any tips as what is good to plant? (North central North Carolina
Name: Virginia
Charleston, SC (Zone 8b)
Köppen climate classification Cfa
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scvirginia
Jun 22, 2018 9:36 PM CST
The Pipevines that are native to NC are Aristolochia macrophylla, A. serpentaria and A. tomentosa. These are all host plants for Pipevine Swallowtails.

ETA: It looks like those plants have alternate Latin names (synonyms) used by some botanists:
http://www.namethatplant.net/4...

It's my understanding that the toxic Pipevines are tropical (non-native).

I hope this helps,
Virginia
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Name: Virginia
Charleston, SC (Zone 8b)
Köppen climate classification Cfa
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scvirginia
Jun 23, 2018 3:34 PM CST
Here's a really nice reference which I turned up when I noticed an unexpected Swallowtail caterpillar on my Thaspium trifoliatum:
https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/b...

The info is geared for NC gardeners, but much of it should be relevant elsewhere in the eastern US.

Cheers,
Virginia
North Central North Carolnia
AnnieNC
Jun 26, 2018 12:06 PM CST
Virginia, I appreciate all your help. 🦋 Thank You!

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