Aristolochia is a genus of evergreen and deciduous woody vines and herbaceous perennials. The smooth stem is erect or somewhat twining. The simple leaves are alternate and cordate, membranous, growing on leaf stalks.
It has been catagorised as an 1b Invasive plant in South Africa. These plants must be controlled and wherever possible, removed and destroyed. Any form of trade or planting is strictly prohibited.