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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

--- Susan Taylor Brown
      April 12, 2009

@copyright Susan Taylor Brown 2009 

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April 13th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
exclusive neighborhood...Nice! :)
April 14th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
Thanks, Becky.
April 13th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
I like your pipevines -- both the poems and the picture!
April 14th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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