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Apocynum cannabinum  L.
Indian hemp,  Indianhemp dogbane
Apocynum cannabinum
© 2008 Chris Winchell
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Apocynum cannabinum
© 2008 Chris Winchell
Apocynum cannabinum
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Apocynum cannabinum, 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 cannabinum
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Apocynum
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Apocynum cannabinum var. angustifolium
PLANTS: Apocynum suksdorfii var. angustifolium
PLANTS: Apocynum sibiricum
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More information about  Apocynum cannabinum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).