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Spreading Dogbane

Apocynum androsaemifolium



Relatives of the milkweeds, this plant produces small, bell shaped, pink flowers. The flowers are also fragrant (similar to a lilac). The base of the plant is sometimes woody. Similar to milkweeds, milky liquid leaks from leaves and stems when broken. Prefers to grow in sandy, acidic to slightly alkaline habitats. Attracts butterflies and bees.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Bitterroot, Flytrap Dogbane
Plant Family:Apocynaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies
Bloom Time:Early June to late July
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry
Soil pH:Slightly Acidic, Neutral, Slightly Alkaline, Acidic
Soil pH:5 to 7.7
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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