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Aristolochia grandiflora, Calico Flower, Pelican Flower
 Aristolochia grandiflora
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Calico Flower, Pelican Flower
Origin: Brazil, Mexico, Panama
vine or creeperfull sunsemi-shademoderate waterwhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorattracts butterflies, hummingbirdsincuded in CD catalog

Aggressive Vine. This creeper produces a gargantuan flower that is more beautiful than A. gigantea. The solitary blooms have heart-shaped faces about a foot long and 8 inches wide. Rich purple blotches and veins cover the creamy white face of the flower. At the center of the blossom, a livid purple bullís-eye leads to an inflated pouch. As added adornment, a foot-long, slender tail hangs from the flower. There is a malodorous aspect to the bloom; however, it dissipates after the first 24 hours. Papery capsule containing many seeds.


 
Aristolochia grandiflora, Calico Flower, Pelican Flower
Seed pod

Aristolochia grandiflora, Calico Flower, Pelican Flower
Aristolochia grandiflora, Calico Flower, Pelican Flower
Aristolochia grandiflora, Calico Flower, Pelican Flower
Aristolochia grandiflora, Calico Flower, Pelican Flower
Aristolochia grandiflora, Calico Flower, Pelican Flower
Aristolochia grandiflora, Calico Flower, Pelican Flower
Aristolochia grandiflora, Calico Flower, Pelican Flower
Aristolochia grandiflora, Calico Flower, Pelican Flower


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