Apocynum cannabinum
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Apocynum cannabinum

dogbane hemp
Indian hemp

  family apocynaceae 
  genus apocynum 

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Genus  Apocynum Species  cannabinum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  dogbane hemp   Indian hemp Family  APOCYNACEAE Specimen number  S5088 Data source  Poison p76
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Erect Overall height  1' - 3' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Whole plant Poisonous indications  The bitter milky juice contains apocynamarine, a cardiac glycoside. Internal poison  yes Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  yes Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  This whole plant is toxic. It is poisonous if ingested. Keep out of pastures and away from livestock grazing areas. The bitter milky juice contains apocynamarine, a cardiac glycoside.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Apocynum cannabinum is a perennial. Flowers: Indian hemp (locally known in some parts as dogbane hemp) has bell or urn shaped flowers on terminal stalks. Blossoms appear in June and continue through August. Most often the flowers occur in either white or green.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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