SPREADING DOGBANE (Apocynum androsaemifolium)
Though closely related to hemp dogbane, this species prefers upland areas where it often associates with hazelnut bluffs and open oak woods. The long, reddish brown stem fibers make strong cordage. Damaged leaves exude a sticky white sap just like milkweeds. Flowers are bell-shaped, white or light pink with darker pink stripes on the inside.
Flower Colour: white and pink
Life Cycle: perennial
Sun Exposure: full sun
Bloom Period: late July – September
Height: 1 – 3 ft
Soil: dry – moist