Apocynum cannabinum var. hypericifolium L.   (redirected from: Apocynum sibiricum)
Family: Apocynaceae
clasping dogbane, Indian hemp
[Apocynum hypericifolium Aiton, Apocynum sibiricum Jacq., Apocynum sibiricum var. cordigerum Jacq., Apocynum sibiricum var. farwellii Jacq., Apocynum sibiricum var. salignum Jacq.]
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Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Apocynum: from the Greek for "away from dog," i.e. noxious to dogs, in reference to its ancient use as a dog poison, hence dogbane
Plants: erect or drooping, perennial, 1'-5' tall forb, clone-forming, milky juice
Leaves: opposite, usually hairless below, stalkless or on very short stalks, often clasping the stem, rounded or with a shallow, heart-shaped base
Flowers: whitish to yellow, 5-parted, 1/8"-1/4" wide, bell-shaped, erect flowers with erect or slightly spreading petals; inflorescence a branched cluster (cyme), main cyme terminal and the others from the upper leaf axils; blooms June-Aug.
Fruits: long and very narrow pods with seeds on silky hair
Habitat: dry to moderate moisture; roadsides, prairies
Conservation Status: Native
Apocynum cannabinum var. hypericifolium image
Christopher Noll  
Apocynum cannabinum var. hypericifolium image
Merel R. Black  
Apocynum cannabinum var. hypericifolium image
Christopher Noll  
Apocynum cannabinum var. hypericifolium image
Merel R. Black