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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_apca_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_apca_010_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_appu2_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm130407_005

April    Columbia County    GA

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JK Marlow    jkm140519_896

May    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm180515_2277

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Roadside

Corolla white to greenish, urceolate, 3-5mm long, 2-3mm broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm52310_134

May    Spartanburg County    SC

The Dogbanes have clusters of small flowers terminating stem and branches, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm0506m_24

June    Union County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Native Americans used stem fiber for cordage, fishing nets, and cloth, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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JK Marlow    jkm140617_049

June    Greenville County    SC

The slender follicles are about 4" long and usually paired, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm140623_249

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140623_251

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Sepals lanceolate, minute, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm140623_253

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Inflorescence usually overtopped by leafy branches, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm140623_254

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves opposite, entire, spreading or ascending, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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JK Marlow    jkm100702_024

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves glabrous to tomentose beneath, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm091107_033

November    Abbeville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm091107_033b

November    Abbeville County    SC

Seeds elongate, smooth, with a tuft of soft hairs or trichomes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm091107_036

November    Abbeville County    SC

Paired follicles are pendent and slender, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm111112_380

November    York County    SC

Dangling dry pods, paired, 10-15cm long, splitting on 1 side, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.