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

 

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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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image of Apocynum androsaemifolium

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

        

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.