creeping dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

single stem with several oval opposite green leaves and a cluster of whitish pink bell shaped flowers

creeping dogbane 

Common name: creeping dogbane
Botanical name:  Apocynum androsaemifolium

Light: Full to partial sun
Height: 8 – 20 inches
Water: moderate to low, drought tolerant once established
Soil type: well-drained or dry soils including clay on warm open sites

Perennial wildflower with small white or pink bell shaped flowers that form long narrow seedpods in fall; extremely fragrant! blooms midsummer; prefers some moisture in spring then dry; stems contain milky sap; poisonous; forms colonies via rhizomes

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