Botanical Name: Apocynum cannabinum
Season of bloom: Summer.
Growing Conditions: Sun or part sun. Ideally, moist soil but very adaptable. Spreads by rhizomes.
Wildlife benefits: Food plant for the loveliest of native beetles, the iridescent Dogbane Beetle.
From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Yes.
Remarks: Way too aggressively spreading for most garden situations but has a place in damp ditches and wetland restorations. Small flowers are powerfully fragrant.
Similar species: Spreading Dogbane.
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