Apocynum androsaemifolium, Spreading Dogbane

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An upright, multi-branching perennial to 3 feet high. Bell-shaped, pinkish white flowers have dark pink lines inside the corolla and form in clusters at the tips of branches in summer. Pairs of long, slender seed pods about two to 6 inches long form from blooms, ripening from green to a dull red. The pods, once dry, release seeds on cottony hairs that are borne on the wind. Stems are green in shade; turn reddish in sunlight. Leaves are smooth with a grass green upper and paler underside. Bell-shaped, pinkish white flowers have dark pink lines inside the corolla and form in clusters at the tips of branches. Note: the milky sap is mildly toxic to humans and poisonous to many smaller creatures. Related to Milkweeds.

Minimum temperature: -20° F


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