Apocynum cannabinum



Amy root, Dogbane Hemp, Indian Hemp, Prairie Dogbane, Wild Cotton

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Perennial
Growth Habit: Erect
Propagation: Rhizomes and seed
Leaf Margin: Smooth, entire
Leaf Hairs: Stems only
Leaf Structure: Elliptic to egg shaped, pointed at apex
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Root Type: Taproot with branching rhizomes
Flower Color: Pinkish white


Similar Species

  • Dogbane spp. Apocynum spp.
  • Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Selective control option not available
  • Post Emergence: 2, 4-D, Atrazine, Clethodim, Dicamba, Fluroxypyr, Halosulfuron, Triclopyr

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