Dogbane (Apocynum species)
Copyright: Fred Miller
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 plant’s tough bark were used to make rope and nets.
Although potentially dangerous to humans and dogs, Dogbane is irresistible to insects and butterflies.
Dogbane is a Host Plant for:Crossline Skipper, and more
Dogbane is a Nectar Plant for:Wild Indigo Duskywing, American Snout, American Lady, Banded Hairstreak, Mourning Cloak, Horace's Duskywing, Spring Azure, Southern Cloudywing, and more
Color(s): White, pale pink
Sun Exposure: Sun
Average Height: 1 ft. to 4 ft.
Average Spread: 1 1/2 ft. to 3 ft.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 2 to 9
Note: Highly toxic