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