Pipevine (genus: Aristolochia), Bidwell Park, Chico, California, USA.
Pipevine (genus: Aristolochia), Bidwell Park, Chico, California, USA. The aromatic flowers attract and trap insects with a specialized pollination mechanism. Insects are attracted deep into the bend of flower by the smell of nector and further by light transmitted through the more transparent top of the flower. The inner part of the perianth tube is covered with inward directed hairs which trap insects. The hairs later wither to release the fly, covered with pollen.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download