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Spreading Dogbane
Spreading Dogbane
Apocynum androsaemifolium
Spreading Dogbane

Often found along shorelines. This one was growing alone the shoreline of the Raquette River right in the Village of Potsdam just below the dam. Large stands of Spreading Dogbane can be found along the St. Lawrence River near the Iroquois Dam on Rockway Point.

Spreading Dogbane Flowers


Height - 1 - 4 ft.
Time of bloom - July
Flower colors - White
rose/pink stripes on the inside
Propagation - Seed
Transplants - Very difficult


Soil Type - sandy loam
Soil ph - Neutral
Water - Moist - Dry
Light - Full sun - Partial shade

Spreading Dogbane Foliage

Note the milky sap when a stem is broken