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- n. Plural form of pipevine.
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The intricate relationship between flowering plants and insects plays out in a couple of interesting ways among the pipevines.
Asian pipevines, notably A. fangchi, are still used in traditional Chinese medicine, but are best avoided.
All pipevines have eccentric flowers, but some are truly bizarre.
The trade-off is that each capsule contains hundreds of seeds and that pipevines are long-lived plants.
On a sunnier day we might have seen other swallowtails - probably giants, possibly pipevines, perhaps Tiger swallowtails, which I have seen at the Arboretum on other occasions.