Apocynaceae
Apocynum androsaemifolium

Spreading Dogbane

Erect stem with many branches spreading from ground. Milky sap oozes when stem is cut. Leaves opposite on stems, 1 1/2–2 1/2 in. long, with petioles shorter than blade. Leaf blade widely oval, with rounded tip, somewhat drooping to horizontal, dark green above, lighter below. Flowers in terminal clusters, small, bell-shaped, pink, rose, or white with pink stripes; lobes spreading or curved backward. Grows in rocky places, dry open areas in conifer forests and adjacent shrub-steppe and prairies, at low to subalpine elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--16 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe, Disturbed
  • Found In: Steens, Wallowas, Crater Lake NP, N Cascades NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP, West Gorge, East Gorge, Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes