Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial
Has milky sap (latex)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

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

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full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/Greenish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5-lobed calyx, minute
5-lobed urceolate corolla
5 included 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 cannabinum   FAMILY Apocynaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Apocynum cannabinum   FAMILY Apocynaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 156-03-001:
Apocynum cannabinum   FAMILY Apocynaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Indian-hemp, Hemp Dogbane, Marion's Weed