Indian Hemp Apocynum cannabinum Linnaeus  Synonyms: Apocynum sibiricum,  Clasping Dogbane,  Clasping-leaf Dogbane,  Common Dogbane,  Hemp Dogbane,  Prairie Dogbane,  Rheumatism Root,  Wild Cotton.

Status:

Indian Hemp is widespread, native, and valuable to pollinators. The "hemp" part of this common name refers to its usefulness in creating fiber (e.g., rope), not to any psychoactive qualities. This is an important distinction, as all parts of the plant are poisonous to humans, pets, and livestock.

Relationships:

It is not poisonous to the species that require it as a host plant, such as Delicate Cycnia Moth, Dogbane Beetle, and Dogbane Saucrobotys Moth.

There are 466 records in the project database.

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Indian Hemp blooming at Andelot Farm, Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Indian Hemp blooming in Talbot Co., Maryland (7/14/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Indian Hemp blooming in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/19/2016). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Indian Hemp blooming in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/30/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Indian Hemp in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/22/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Indian Hemp in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/16/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Indian Hemp in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/25/2014). Photo by Max Wilson. (MBP list)

Indian Hemp with seed pods in Talbot Co., Maryland (7/14/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Indian Hemp seed pods in Dorchester Co., Maryland (4/2/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Indian Hemp foliage in Kent Co., Maryland (7/5/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Indian Hemp in Charles Co., Maryland (9/25/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Indian Hemp in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/19/1981). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Indian Hemp in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/22/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Indian Hemp blooming in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/16/2015). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Indian Hemp in Howard Co., Maryland (6/3/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Indian Hemp blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/8/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Indian Hemp in Harford Co., Maryland (5/1/2018). Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

Indian Hemp growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/2/2017). Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

Indian Hemp growing in Howard Co., Maryland (1/18/2018). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Rust on Indian Hemp in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (6/11/2018). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)


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