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mcc_1mcc_1 Posts: 4

imageimage can any one identify this shrub for me.. it is trained up a wall and protected by a canopy.. I've never noticed flowering before and wondered if the mild winter we had was the reason.  Flowers are small no scent detected.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,544

    WHERE ON EARTH DO YOU LIVE? MOST PEOPLE HERE ARE IN UK. IF I SAW THAT IN MY GARDEN I WOULD CALL THE POLICE.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,444

    Hi. It is Aristolochia gigantea, commonly called Dutchman's pipe.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    Just googled Aristolochia and there is a species that you can grow in the UK, a climber called Aristolochia macrophylla which is wild in the Appalachian Mts of the eastern USA. Flowers look like mini versions of the photo above, on the whole a not particularly attractive plant.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,352

    Marmite moment. Is it nice because it's unusual, or is it ugly because it's unusual?

    Devon.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,544

    IT LOOKS QUITE PORNOGRAPHIC TO ME. BUT I SUPPOSE IT IS THE PLANT'S SEX ORGANS, SO WHY NOT?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,444

    It reminds me of the awful Stapelia that smells of rotting meat to attract blowflies to pollinate it

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • mcc_1mcc_1 Posts: 4

    Thank you your quick response's , two points 

    first I live in Derbyshire England  and the second there is nothing gigantic about this flower it's smaller than my thumb.  I googled Aristolochia gigantea  but all the flowers seem far to big.  The second suggestion  looks spot on Aristolochia macrophylla, brilliant  Invicta2.image.  thank you one and all.

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,544

    I'M IN DERBYSHIRE MCC BUT I AIN'T NEVER SEEN ONE OF DEM BEFORE.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Mustn't be in big writing. image

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,544

    TRUE. TEENY TINY FLOWERS ARE A BIT DIFFICULT FOR ME. I SOMETIMES FALL OVER WHEN LOOKING AT THEM.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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