Apocynum cannabinum

Apocynum cannabinum


  • Upright perennial herb
  • To 6 feet tall
  • Small white flowers in clusters
  • Flowers hermaphroditic
  • Flowers July to August
  • Pollinated by moths and butterflies
  • Open wooded areas, ditches, hillsides
  • Gravelly or sandy well-drained soil
  • Near streams in shady or moist places
  • Poisonous, with milky sap, can cause skin blisters
  • In gardens can be invasive, growing from spreading roots
  • Invasive species

Photo (c) Ron Vanderhoff – some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)



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