Isn’t this a funny looking flower? It’s called the California Pipevine and it is the ONLY host plant for the Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly. I have six of these in my yard though it is a long shot to ever get the butterfly to show up and lay some eggs as it’s been a while since they’ve been seen in my area. Still, if I don’t try, I won’t know.







looks like a pipe
smelly pipe
stinky fungus gnats
pollinating the pipevine
smelly like a pipe
smelly funny plant
foul smelling perfume
picky eater
picky eater butterfly
picky caterpillar

California Pipevine
caterpillar dines
an exclusive neighborhood
swallowtail appears

@copyright Susan Taylor Brown
April 12