Apocynum cannabinum (Indian Hemp)

Apocynum cannabinum

Quick Facts:

    Common Names: indian hemp, dogbane, amy root, hemp dogbane, prairie dogbane, indianhemp, rheumatism root, wild cotton
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 2 - 10
    Type: Forb

Apocynum cannabinum, or indian hemp, is native to the entire United States, where it occurs in moist meadows, moist prairies, ditches and moist open woods. This plant is related to milkweeds (Asclepias) and as such, Monarch butterflies will sometimes eat it.

In our yard, this grows in the Wetland.

Our growing score: 3

Other pictures of this plant:

               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit


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