Spreading Dogbane – Apocynum androsaemifolium

Spreading Dogbane – Apocynum androsaemifolium
Spreading Dogbane

Spreading Dogbane

Family: Apocynaceae (Dogbane family)

Height: 8-24 inches

Flowers: groups of 2-10, ¼ – ½ inches across, pink and white, bell-shaped

Leaf: simple leaf type, opposite attachment, toothless, oval, 2-4 inches long

Fruit: long, thin pods, 3-8 inches long

Habitat: dry, sunny areas

Edible?: No.  The milky sap produced by this toxic plant affects the heart, respiratory, and urinary systems.

Uses: Fibers from the dried stems can be used as strong thread.

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