Aristolochia rotunda

Round-leaved Birthwort

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Item #: 9927

Zones: 7b to 9b, guessing

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Southern Europe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Aristolochia rotunda is one of the European birthwort/Dutchman's pipe species that can be found in open alkaline woodlands and roadsides to 2500' elevation throughout southern Europe. Aristolochia rotunda makes a 2' tall x 2' wide, semi-sprawling, deciduous specimen with rounded green leaves and is adorned in late spring with small, reddish purple, jack-in-the-pulpit-like flowers. Aristolochia rotunda has been used to speed wound healing and also used as a cancer treatment but, like most medicinal plants, it can be deadly if ingested incorrectly.