Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common

Look for it in forests, woodlands, roadsides, pastures, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Pink/White (with deep rose striping within)
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed calyx, minute
5-lobed campanulate corolla
5 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Paired follicles

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Apocynum androsaemifolium   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Apocynum androsaemifolium   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 156-03-003:
Apocynum androsaemifolium   FAMILY Apocynaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spreading Dogbane


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picture of Apocynum androsaemifolium, image of Apocynum androsaemifolium

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_apan2_001_lvd

        

picture of Apocynum androsaemifolium, image of Apocynum androsaemifolium

JK Marlow    jkm090709_069

July    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Nodding, bell-shaped flowers with 5 recurved lobes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Apocynum androsaemifolium, image of Apocynum androsaemifolium

JK Marlow    jkm090709_072

July    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Milky latex & oppsite leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Apocynum androsaemifolium, image of Apocynum androsaemifolium

JK Marlow    jkm090709_077

July    Haywood County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Flowers 1/4"-3/8" long, pink with deep rose striping within, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Apocynum androsaemifolium, image of Apocynum androsaemifolium

JK Marlow    jkm060813_204

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Clusters of small flowers terminating stem & branches, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Apocynum androsaemifolium, image of Apocynum androsaemifolium

JK Marlow    jkm060813_208

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Inflorescence usually overtopping the leafy branches, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Apocynum androsaemifolium, image of Apocynum androsaemifolium

JK Marlow    jkm060813_211

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Pods long & narrow, in pairs, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.