Taxon  Report   425 
Apocynum androsaemifolium  L.
Bitter dogbane,  Spreading dogbane
Apocynum androsaemifolium
© 2017 Adam Chasey
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Apocynum androsaemifolium
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Apocynum androsaemifolium
© 2004 Steve Matson
Apocynum androsaemifolium, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Apocynum androsaemifolium
© 2014 James Gonsman
Genus: Apocynum
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Foothill Woodland
Habitat: slopes
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Apocynum androsaemifolium var. tomentellum
ICPN + PLANTS: Apocynum pumilum
PLANTS: Apocynum androsaemifolium var. woodsonii
PLANTS: Apocynum androsaemifolium var. pumilum
PLANTS: Apocynum scopulorum
PLANTS: Apocynum androsaemifolium var. intermedium
PLANTS: Apocynum androsaemifolium var. incanum
PLANTS: Apocynum androsaemifolium var. griseum
PLANTS: Apocynum androsaemifolium var. glabrum
PLANTS: Apocynum androsaemifolium ssp. pumilum
PLANTS: Apocynum ambigens
PLANTS: Apocynum pumilum var. rhomboideum
ICPN: Apocynum rhomboideum
ICPN: Apocynum diversifolium
ICPN: Apocynum ×floribundum
ICPN: Apocynum androsaemifolium var. nevadense
ICPN: Apocynum viarum
More information about  Apocynum androsaemifolium
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Sep 24, 2018).

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