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Aristolochia serpentaria – Virginia Snakeroot

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Virginia Snakeroot is one of several species of vines known as “pipevines.” This species grows up to 18 inches tall and has thin, heart-shaped leaves. The stems of the plant tend to zig-zag.

Aristolochia serpentaria is a host plant to the beautiful Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly.  It has a wide distribution throughout the United States and is a good shade ground cover for native gardens.

Grown in 4.5″ square pots.

All of our plants are grown without harmful pesticides.

Shipping begins Mid-May.

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Product Description

Aristolochia serpentaria Virginia Snakeroot is one of several species of vines known as “pipevines.” This species grows up to 18 inches tall and has thin, heart-shaped leaves. The stems of the plant tend to zig-zag.

Aristolochia serpentaria is a host plant to the beautiful Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly.  It has a wide distribution throughout the United States and is a good shade ground cover for native gardens.

Virginia Snakeroot grows in forests and thickets, where it has plenty of shade. This plant is also a perennial, living for many years.

The roots of Virginia Snakeroot are tough and knotty. It also has rhizomes, which are sideways-growing, underground stems that send up new stems and leaves. Virginia snakeroot blooms during the early part of summer, especially in June and July, and bear a small number of faded purple flowers with a brownish shade. The flowers are tubular in appearance and emerge on small scaly stalks rising from the bottom of them stem.

Distribution:  AL ,  AR ,  CT ,  DC ,  DE ,  FL ,  GA ,  IA ,  IL ,  IN ,  KS ,  KY ,  LA ,  MD ,  MI ,  MO ,  MS ,  NC ,  NJ ,  NY ,  OH ,  OK ,  PA ,  SC ,  TN ,  TX ,  VA ,  WV
Native Habitat: Stream banks, Flood plains, bottomland

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay

Available for shipping Mid May

Additional Information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 4 x 4 x 4 in
Height

1-3 ft.

Blooms

Apr , May , Jun

Color

Yellow , Purple

Light

Shade