Apocynum androsaemifolium

ClassificationDicots
FamilyApocynaceae
Family (Traditional)Apocynaceae
GenusApocynum
Species:Apocynum androsaemifolium L.
Common NameSpreading Dogbane
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: Yes; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: BFM; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Natural Area Presence: NRG; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Fruit Complexity: Multiple; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Follicle; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: axillary; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: corymb/cyme/umbel; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 13+; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Marginal; Sepal Fusion: Yes; Sepal Number: 5; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5
C value 10
StatusNative; AGCP (UPL), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Apocynum ambigens Apocynum ambigens Greene
Apocynum androsaemifolium var. glabrum Apocynum androsaemifolium var. glabrum Macoun
Apocynum androsaemifolium var. griseum Apocynum androsaemifolium var. griseum (Greene) Bég. & Bel.
Apocynum androsaemifolium var. incanum Apocynum androsaemifolium var. incanum A. DC.
Apocynum androsaemifolium var. intermedium Apocynum androsaemifolium var. intermedium Woods.
Apocynum androsaemifolium var. pumilum Apocynum androsaemifolium var. pumilum A. Gray
Apocynum androsaemifolium var. tomentellum Apocynum androsaemifolium var. tomentellum (Greene) Boivin
Apocynum androsaemifolium var. woodsonii Apocynum androsaemifolium var. woodsonii Boivin
Apocynum macranthum Apocynum macranthum
Apocynum pumilum Apocynum pumilum (A. Gray) Greene
Apocynum pumilum var. rhomboideum Apocynum pumilum var. rhomboideum (Greene) Bég. & Bel.
Apocynum scopulorum Apocynum scopulorum Greene ex Rydb.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY), Rowan (KY), Bledsoe (TN), Blount (TN), Cannon (TN), Coffee (TN), Davidson (TN), Franklin (TN), Hamilton (TN), Knox (TN), McMinn (TN), Marion (TN), Marshall (TN), Montgomery (TN), Obion (TN), Polk (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Sumner (TN), Unicoi (TN), Williamson (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: KNK, TENN, UCHT, ETSU, MDKY, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1969 - 1989

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
ETSU007913 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Apocynum androsaemifolium
MDKY00007356 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Apocynum androsaemifolium
TENN-V-0177015 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Apocynum androsaemifolium
TENN-V-0177016 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Apocynum androsaemifolium
TENN-V-0177021 Sequatchie Tennessee
TENN
Apocynum androsaemifolium
TENN-V-0177020 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Apocynum androsaemifolium
BRIT70763 Williamson Tennessee 14 Jul 1987 Lisa Kelly
1018
VDB
Apocynum ambigens
BRIT70757 Sumner Tennessee 28 May 1975 J. Alcorn
484
VDB
Apocynum ambigens
BRIT70767 Polk Tennessee 23 Jun 1972 Leo Collins
898
VDB
Apocynum androsaemifolium
UCHT034037 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Apocynum androsaemifolium
31973000005030 Campbell Kentucky 03 Jun 1989 Thieret, John
s.n.
KNK
Apocynum androsaemifolium
31973000005029 Campbell Kentucky 03 Jun 1989 Thieret, John
s.n.
KNK
Apocynum androsaemifolium
TENN-V-0177019 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Apocynum androsaemifolium
TENN-V-0177018 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Apocynum androsaemifolium
TENN-V-0177017 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Apocynum androsaemifolium
UCHT023910 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Apocynum androsaemifolium
BRIT70746 Coffee Tennessee 12 Aug 1969 R. Kral
36296
VDB
Apocynum cannabinum
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Plant Photos

Apocynum androsaemifolium - Tara Littlefield
Apocynum androsaemifolium - Tara Littlefield
Apocynum androsaemifolium - Tara Littlefield
Apocynum androsaemifolium - Tara Littlefield