Etymology: Cannabis: ancient Greek name, of obscure etymology
Plants: erect, annual, 8"-40" or more tall forb
Leaves: stalked, palmately-divided with 5-7 leaflets, hairy, toothed
Flowers: green, 5-parted; inflorescence 6" branched clusters both terminal and from the leaf axils, male flowers loosely arranged, female more compact and fewer; blooms June-Oct.
Fruits: dry seed
Habitat: disturbed sites
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Wetland Indicator = FAC WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada" Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key