Also known as Indian Hemp, Wild Cotton, Amy Root, and similar to Milkweed, this perennial herb is recognized by its clusters of small bell-shaped pink flowers and milky substance found when a stem is broken.
Historically the fibers of the plantís tough bark were used to make rope and nets.
Although potentially dangerous to humans and dogs, Dogbane is irresistible to insects and butterflies.
Attracts: American Snout, Banded Hairstreak, Crossline Skipper, Gray Hairstreak , Mourning Cloak, Little Glassywing, Eastern Tailed-Blue, Southern Cloudywing, Hoary Edge, Horace's Duskywing, Wild Indigo Duskywing, American Lady, Peck's Skipper, Northern Broken Dash, Red-banded Hairstreak, Dreamy Duskywing, Spring Azure, and more
Color(s): white, pale pink
Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil: moist sites
Average Height: 1 ft. - 4 ft.
Average Spread: 1 1/2 ft. - 3 ft.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 2 - 9
Note: Highly toxic