Apocynum androsaemifolium

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Scientific Name Apocynum androsaemifolium USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Spreading Dogbane ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Apocynaceae (Dogbane) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine. Open areas along roads, trails, hillsides, and in forest clearings.
Plant: Perennial with erect, smooth stems, about two feet tall.
Leaves: Opposite, drooping, ovate to lanceolate, shiny and dark green upper surface, 1 to 2-1/2 inches long.
Inflorescence: Small bell-shaped blossoms 3/8-inch across in small clusters; 5 white petals fused together with pink to red veins; 5 short, triangular sepals.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
Colorado Status

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