perennial, erect herb < 0,4 m, thickened storage roots
2-3 cm, odour barely noticeable
France, Spain, Portugal
thick-shelled, triangular to ovate, large elaiosome,
stratification 1-3 years
Aristolochia pistolochia seems to be cultivated occasionally. Nevertheless it is quite a pity this lovely and rather easy-to-cultivate dwarf species is capable of proliferating via seeds only, which can take quite a time before germination occurs.