Battus philenor

Common name: Pipevine Swallowtail

Feeds on these plants:

Abelia x grandiflora

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Confetti’

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Edward Goucher’

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sherwoodii’

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunrise’

Aesculus californica

Agapanthus africanus

Agapanthus campanulatus

Agapanthus hybrid
(sold as Van's White)

Agapanthus inapertus

Agapanthus praecox

Agapanthus ‘Queen Anne’

Agapanthus ‘Streamline’

Amsinckia species

Asclepias asperula

Asclepias curassavica
(sold as Silky Deep Red)

Asclepias curassavica
(sold as Silky Gold)

Asclepias fascicularis

Asclepias hallii

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias perennis

Asclepias purpurascens

Asclepias quadrifolia

Asclepias speciosa

Asclepias subulata

Asclepias syriaca

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias viridiflora

Azalea species

Bougainvilla species

Brodiaea elegans

Buddleja alternifolia

Buddleja colvilei

Buddleja crispa

Buddleja davidii

Buddleja davidii ‘Harlequin’

Buddleja davidii ‘Pink Delight’

Buddleja davidii
(sold as dwarf)

Buddleja lindleyana

Buddleja marrubifolia

Buddleja saligna

Buddleja salviifolia

Buddleja weyeriana 'honeycomb'

Buddleja x pikei

Buddleja x weyeriana

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Campsis radicans

Carduus acanthoides

Carduus nutans

Carduus pycnocephalus

Centaurea americana

Centaurea benedicta

Centaurea cyanus

Centaurea dealbata

Centaurea macrocephala

Centaurea montana

Centaurea nigra

Centaurea rothrockii

Centaurea solstitialis

Centaurea
(sold as Black Gem)

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cirsium altissimum

Cirsium arvense

Cirsium hilli

Cirsium muticum

Cirsium nuttalii

Cirsium occidentale

Cirsium species

Cirsium vulgare

Coreopsis auriculata

Coreopsis gigantea

Coreopsis grandiflora hogg ex sweet

Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Sunray’

Coreopsis lanceolata
(sold as Tequila Sunrise)

Coreopsis maritima

Coreopsis palmata

Coreopsis rosea

Coreopsis tinctoria

Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’

Coreopsis
(sold as Limerock Passion)

Delphinium cardinale

Delphinium grandiflorum

Delphinium nudicaule

Delphinium tricorne

Delphinium ‘Galahad’

Delphinium
(sold as x cultorum Blue Fountains)

Dianthus arenarius

Dianthus armeria

Dianthus barbatus

Dianthus carthusianorum

Dianthus caryophyllus
(sold as Cinnamon Red Hots)

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus deltoides

Dianthus gratianopolitanus

Dianthus hybrid
(sold as Spangled Star)

Dianthus knappii

Dianthus plumarius

Dianthus ‘Pixie Star’

Dianthus ‘Tiny Rubies’

Dianthus
(sold as Raspberrry Parfait)

Dianthus
(sold as Telstar Crimson)

Dianthus
(sold as Telstar Purple)

Dianthus
(sold as x Raspberry Swirl)

Dichelostemma congestum

Dipsacus fullonum

Dipsacus imermis

Dipsacus species

Dipsacus sylvestris

Duranta erecta ‘Sapphire’

Duranta erecta
(sold as Variegata)

Duranta stenostachya

Echium vulgare

Eriodictyon californicum

Erysimum cuspidatum ‘Orange Bedder’

Erysimum franciscanum

Erysimum kotschyanum

Erysimum linifolium

Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’

Gaillardia pinnatifida

Gaillardia pulchella
(sold as Plume Series)

Gaillardia x grandiflora
(sold as Fanfare)

Gaillardia ‘Oranges And Lemons’

Hamelia patens

Helianthus angustifolius

Helianthus annuus
(sold as Junior Yellow)

Helianthus annuus
(sold as Paquito Mix)

Helianthus laevigatus

Helianthus maximiliani

Helianthus mollis

Helianthus occidentalis

Helianthus petiolaris

Helianthus salicifolius

Hesperis matronalis

Hibiscus moscheutos
(sold as Aquarian)

Hibiscus moscheutos
(sold as Carafe series)

Hibiscus moscheutos
(sold as Grenache)

Hibiscus moscheutos
(sold as Splash Series)

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Hawaiian Sunset’

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
(sold as Amour)

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
(sold as Hula Girl)

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
(sold as Mongon Patio Tree)

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
(sold as Mongon)

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
(sold as Painted Lady)

Hibiscus syriacus

Hibiscus syriacus ‘Blue Bird’

Hibiscus syriacus ‘Helene’

Hibiscus syriacus ‘Notwoodone’

Hibiscus syriacus
(sold as Collie Mullens)

Hibiscus trionum

Hibiscus
(sold as Fireball)

Impatiens capensis

Impatiens hybrid

Impatiens omeiana

Impatiens schlechteri ‘New Guinea’

Impatiens sodenii

Impatiens
(sold as La Vida Rosa)

Impatiens
(sold as x hybrida Painted Paradise)

Ipomoea batatas

Ipomoea cairica

Ipomoea carnea ssp. fistulosa

Ipomoea indica

Ipomoea purpurea
(sold as Tickle Me Pink)

Ipomopsis aggregata

Justicia brandegeana

Justicia californica

Justicia candicans

Justicia carnea

Justicia spicigera

Lantana camara
(sold as Carlos)

Lantana camara
(sold as Landmark Peach Sunrise)

Lantana camara
(sold as Landmark Pink Dawn)

Lantana hirta

Lantana hybrid
(sold as New Gold)

Lantana involucrata

Lantana montevidensis

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as Confetti)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as Lavender Trailing)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as New Gold)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as orange)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as white)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as yellow)

Lantana ‘Silver Mound’

Lilium formosanum

Lonicera confusa

Lonicera etrusca

Lonicera hildebrandiana

Lonicera japonica ‘Purpurea’

Lonicera japonica ‘Variegata’

Lonicera maackii

Lonicera periclymenum

Lonicera pileata

Lonicera sempervirens

Lonicera tatarica

Lonicera tatarica ‘Arnold Red’

Lonicera tragophylla

Lonicera x americana

Lonicera x brownii ‘Dropmore Scarlet’

Lonicera x heckrottii

Lonicera xylosteum

Lupinus albifrons

Lupinus chamissonis

Lupinus densiflorus

Lupinus latifolius

Lupinus littoralis

Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus

Lupinus perennis

Lupinus polyphyllus ‘Gallery Mix’

Lupinus succulentus

Malvaviscus arboreus

Malvaviscus drummondi

Malvaviscus drummondii

Mimosa pudica

Monarda didyma

Monarda fistulosa

Monarda punctata

Pentas species

Petunia integrifolia

Petunia x hybrida

Petunia
(sold as Appleblossom)

Petunia
(sold as Bermuda Beach)

Petunia
(sold as Blue storm)

Petunia
(sold as Bordeaux)

Petunia
(sold as Cotton Candy)

Petunia
(sold as Donna Picotee Burgundy)

Petunia
(sold as Double Peppermint)

Petunia
(sold as Easy Wave Salmon)

Petunia
(sold as Easy White)

Petunia
(sold as Giant Pink)

Petunia
(sold as Hybrid Wave Series)

Petunia
(sold as Lavender storm)

Petunia
(sold as Pink storm)

Petunia
(sold as Pirouette red)

Petunia
(sold as Red storm)

Petunia
(sold as Rosy White)

Petunia
(sold as Ultra burgundy)

Petunia
(sold as Ultra violet)

Petunia
(sold as Wave Blue)

Petunia
(sold as Wave Misty Lilac)

Petunia
(sold as White storm)

Phlox drummondii

Phlox pilosa

Phlox subulata

Phlox
(sold as Diamond Mix)

Phlox
(sold as Miller's Hybrid)

Plumbago auriculata

Plumbago auriculata ‘Alba’

Raphanus raphanistrum

Raphanus sativus
(sold as April Cross)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Cabernet)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Cherry Belle)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as China Rose)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Chinese White)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Comet)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Crunchy Royale)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Early Scarlet Globe)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as French Breakfast)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Icicle)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Long White Icicle)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Masato Green)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Masato Red)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Minowase Early daikon)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Ping Pong)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Pink Beauty)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Red Boy)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Red Meat)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Round Black Spanish)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Sakurajima Mammoth)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Scarlet Globe)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Snow Belle)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Sparkler)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Szechuan Red)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Tama)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as burpee white)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as champion)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as cherriette)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as lady slipper)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as plum purple)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as scarlet knight)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as summer cross)

Salvia africana-lutea

Salvia apiana

Salvia ballotiflora

Salvia blepharophylla

Salvia brandegei

Salvia buchananii

Salvia cacaliifolia

Salvia canariensis

Salvia chamaedryoides

Salvia chiapensis

Salvia cleveladii, or clevelandii

Salvia clevelandii

Salvia coahuilensis

Salvia coccinea ‘Brenthurst’

Salvia coccinea ‘Lady In Red’

Salvia coccinea
(sold as May Night)

Salvia coccinea
(sold as Rose Queen)

Salvia coccinea
(sold as Select Rose)

Salvia coerulea

Salvia confertiflora

Salvia discolor

Salvia dolomitica

Salvia elegans

Salvia elegans
(sold as Golden Delicious)

Salvia farinacea

Salvia fruticosa

Salvia fulgens

Salvia gesneriiflora

Salvia glechomifolia

Salvia greggii

Salvia greggii ‘Navajo Bright Red’

Salvia greggii ‘Navajo White’

Salvia greggii ‘Sierra San Antonio’

Salvia greggii
(sold as watermelon Autumn Sage pink)

Salvia hians

Salvia hybrid

Salvia indica

Salvia involucrata
(sold as El Cielo)

Salvia leucantha

Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’

Salvia leucophylla

Salvia longispicata

Salvia mellifera

Salvia mexicana

Salvia microphylla

Salvia microphylla ‘Hot Lips’

Salvia microphylla
(sold as Bezerkeley)

Salvia microphylla
(sold as Rosita)

Salvia microphylla
(sold as ucb pink)

Salvia munzii

Salvia nemorosa

Salvia nemorosa ‘Sensation Rose’

Salvia nemorosa
(sold as Viola Klose)

Salvia officinalis ssp. lavandulifolia

Salvia officinalis

Salvia officinalis ‘Icterina’

Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurascens’

Salvia officinalis ‘Tricolor’

Salvia pachyphylla

Salvia patens

Salvia pozo blue

Salvia pratensis

Salvia regla

Salvia roemeriana

Salvia sclerea

Salvia sinaloensis

Salvia spathacea

Salvia species

Salvia splendens

Salvia splendens ‘Salsa Purple’

Salvia uliginosa

Salvia urica

Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’

Salvia viridis

Salvia wagneriana

Salvia x jamensis

Salvia x sylvestris

Salvia x sylvestris
(sold as Snowhill)

Salvia ‘Indigo Spires’

Salvia ‘Waverly’

Salvia
(sold as Blue Victory)

Salvia
(sold as Red Hot Sally)

Salvia
(sold as Salsa Purple)

Salvia
(sold as Verona)

Stachytarpheta cayennensis

Stachytarpheta jamaicensis

Stachytarpheta mutabilis

Stachytarpheta species

Syringa pubescens ssp. microphylla

Syringa pubescens ssp. patula ‘Miss Kim’

Syringa vulgaris ‘Charles Joly’

Tithonia rotundifolia

Trifolium hybridum

Trifolium incarnatum

Trifolium pratense

Trifolium repens

Trifolium repens
(sold as Atropurpureum)

Trifolium rubens

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena hastata

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Quartz scarlet)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Purple & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Red & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Sky Blue & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Tapien Pink)

Verbena lilacina

Verbena rigida 'polaris'

Verbena rigida polaris

Verbena rigida

Verbena stricta

Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Cherry Red)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Light Pink)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Pearl)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Raspberry)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec White Magic)

Verbena
(sold as Babylon Deep Pink)

Verbena
(sold as Sparkler Purple & White)

Verbena
(sold as Sparkler Sky Blue & White)

Verbena
(sold as Tukana White)

Verbena
(sold as x hybrida Taylortown Red)

Vicia benghalensis

Vicia caroliniana

Vicia villosa

Zinnia elegans

Zinnia elegans
(sold as Magellan Coral)

Zinnia elegans
(sold as Magellan Yellow)

Zinnia elegans
(sold as Oklahoma Scarlet)

Zinnia elegans
(sold as Sizzle Cherry & Ivory)

Zinnia haageana

Zinnia peruviana

Zinnia species

Zinnia

Zinnia
(sold as Crystal White)

Zinnia
(sold as Dreamland Mix)

Zinnia
(sold as Dreamland scarlet)

Zinnia
(sold as Profusion Apricot)

Zinnia
(sold as Profusion Cherry)

Zinnia
(sold as Profusion Orange)

Zinnia
(sold as Profusion White)

Zinnia
(sold as Short Stuff Mix)

Zinnia
(sold as State Fair Mix)

The essential host plant for the eggs and larvae of the Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly is the deciduous vine named Dutchman's Pipe, Aristolochia californica. Dutchman's Pipe is a California native vine that is on the decline in wild habitat. It is sold by a number of nurseries, but, may be a challenge to find in stock.

There are numerous plants that appeal to the Pipevine Swallowtail adult butterfly. If an adult does come flying through your garden, go with haste to find Dutchman's Pipe vine. This plant can be grown in a container.

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