|Apocynum subsp. var.|
Apocynum is a genus with about seven species, commonly known as Dogbane and Indian Hemp. The genus occurs throughout most of the temperate Northern Hemisphere, except for being absent from western Europe.
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Apocynum (Greek for dog-bane). Apocynàceae. Dog-bane. Indian Hemp. Native herbs, sometimes planted in borders.
Flowers small, the calyx with acute teeth; corolla bell-shaped, with 5 appendages inside; stamens 5, inserted deep in the corolla, the filaments very short; style 0: seeds silky.—Tough perennial herbs, with milky juice, chiefly of north temperate zone, with oblong or ovate, opposite Lvs., milkweed-like fls. in small cymes, and slender follicles or pods. About 25 species, 10 native to N. Amer.
Pests and diseases
- Selected species
- Apocynum androsaemifolium (Spreading Dogbane)
- Apocynum cannabinum (Dogbane or Indian Hemp; North America)
- Apocynum hendersonii (Northern Asia)
- Apocynum pictum (Chinese Dogbane; Eastern Asia)
- Apocynum sibiricum (Siberian Dogbane; Northern Asia)
- Apocynum venetum (European Dogbane; Eastern Europe, Asia)
- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963