Apocynum androsaemifolium

Apocynum androsaemifolium

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Description

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Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Part Sun
Height: 1-3 feet
Color: Pink to White
Bloom: June – August

More Detail:

Suggested uses: Spreading Dogbane is a bushy perennial that does very well in dry, open woods, roadsides, woodland edges, and thickets.

Native Range: Includes northern states as well as the West and Pacific Northwest U.S. Minnesota: Native through much of the state except the southwestern corner.

Pollinators: Small bees, especially Halictid bees. Nectar source for adult butterflies. Host for the Dogbane Leaf Beetle (Chrysochus auratus). 

Flowers: Small, bell-shaped flowers in groups that form terminally at the end of stems.

Leaves: Opposite, elliptical leaves that are 1.5 – 4″ long. Stems are sometimes red.

Other info:  Poisonous to mammals.

More Information: USDA PLANT profile

Photo: By Aphidoidea (Emily S. Kloosterman) at en.wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0

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Weight 2 lbs
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