Saving the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly by Taking on a Killer Weed

Picture of the dutchman's pipe plant with a warning "poison" sign and a picture of a Richmond birdwing butterfly

Escaping from gardens, the Dutchman’s Pipe has invaded native habitats including rainforests, riparian zones, roadsides, and agricultural areas. Its most concerning impact, however, is its interaction with the endangered Richmond birdwing butterfly (Ornithoptera richmondia).