Plant identification-- dog bane? #413289 - Ask Extension


Plant identification-- dog bane? #413289

Asked July 10, 2017, 8:49 PM EDT

This plant has popped up in several places in a garden that gets very wet. Someone suggested that it might be dog name. Any ideas?

Baltimore City County Maryland

Expert Response

This does look like Hemp dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum), which is closely related to common milkweed.  If so, a broken stem will have a milky sap.


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