Apocynum cannabinum
(Indian Hemp)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Indian Hemp, Amy Root, Hemp Dogbane, Dogbane, Prairie Dogbane, Rheumatism Root, Wild Cotton
    Synonyms: Apocynum hypericifolium, Apocynum pubescens, Apocynum suksdorfii
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 9
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: June - August
    Status: Native

Apocynum cannabinum, or Indian Hemp, is native to the enitre continental United States. It grows in moist meadows and prairies, as well as along pond margins and shores, and can also be found in drier situations at time. It blooms in mid summer, with small white flowers.

There are two species of Apocynum in the United States. Apocynum cannabinum has erect stems and has white flowers; meanwhile, Apocynum androsaemifolium has stems that are long and usually horizontal and it also has pink flowers.

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