Summer Wildflowers of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Apocynaceae
Apocynum androsaemifolium (Spreading Dogbane)
Flower colorpink/white
Number of petals5
Petal fusionfused
Lea arrangementopposite
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginsentire
Leaf/leaflet shapeegg-shaped
Fruit typedry
Fruit colorgreen
Flowering datesJune - Aug
Fruiting datesAug
HabitatDisturbed areas
LocalityThroughout
DescriptionThis is a spreading plant about 1 - 1.5 feet tall with opposite leaves, reddish branches, and milky sap. The white to pinkish bell-shaped flowers are produced in terminal clusters.
Commentpoisonous if ingested
Habit photoKBS
Flower photoKBS
Fruit photoKBS
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