Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)

Indian hemp

Indian hemp

 

Common name: Indian hemp
Botanical name: Apocynum cannabinum

Light: Full sun to part sun
Height: 16 – 48 inches
Water: high, moderate once established
Soil type: variable soil types with good fertility

Perennial wildflower with small white flowers, opposite leaves and red stems; blooms midsummer; spreads freely via rhizomes along waterways; toxic when ingested; strong fibers in stems used to make string and cordage