Dogbane (Apocynum species)

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 SnoutBanded HairstreakCrossline SkipperGray Hairstreak Mourning CloakLittle GlassywingEastern Tailed-BlueSouthern CloudywingHoary EdgeHorace's DuskywingWild Indigo DuskywingAmerican LadyPeck's SkipperNorthern Broken DashRed-banded HairstreakDreamy DuskywingSpring 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

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