Apocynum cannabinum

Indian Hemp
Apocynum cannabinum

Family: Dogbane (Apocynaceae)
AKA: Dogbane Hemp, Prairie Dogbane
Photo taken on: June 25, 2010
Location: Bandelier National Monument, NM
Life Zones: Plains to montane
Habitat: Roadsides, ditches, stream sides

Grows to 3 feet in erect clumps with a smooth red stem which contains a milky latex that can cause blisters. Tiny flowers are urn-shaped and produce 8" long seed pods.

All parts of the plant are poisonous.

White/Cream Round Clusters