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Spreading Dogbane

Apocynum androsaemifolium L.

Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)

▲▼ young plant emerging from creeping roots

▲▼ mature flowering plants, about 2-3 feet tall and 2+ feet wide

▲▼ mature flowering plants

▲▼ flowers

▲▼ flowers


Apocynum androsaemifolium L.; Spreading Dogbane: (Bayer Code:  APCAN; US Code APAN2)

o   also a creeping perennial spread by rhizomes

o   has similar leaves to hemp dogbane, but stems are more wide spreading, and leaves are attached more horizontally or drooping from stems

o   flower larger, bell-shaped, pinkish-white at tips of branches; fruit is pair of slender, long pods

o   more common in northern Midwest in pastures, some in reduced tillage areas

o   also toxic to livestock


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Updated 15 January 2019