Apocynum medium

Family (Traditional)Apocynaceae
Species:Apocynum medium Greene
Common NameIndian Hemp; Dogbane
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: Yes; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; 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: Pink; 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: terminal; Inflorescence Types: corymb/cyme/umbel; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 13+; Perianth Present: Yes; 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 4
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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.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • 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


SynonymFull Citation
Apocynum floribundum Apocynum × floribundum Greene
Apocynum floribundum Apocynum x floribundum Greene (pro sp.)
Apocynum floribundum Apocynum floribundum Greene
Apocynum jonesii Apocynum jonesii Woods.
Apocynum medium Apocynum medium Greene
Apocynum medium var. floribundum Apocynum medium var. floribundum (Greene) Woods.
Apocynum medium var. leuconeuron Apocynum medium var. leuconeuron (Greene) Woods.
Apocynum medium var. lividum Apocynum medium var. lividum (Greene) Woods.
Apocynum medium var. sarniense Apocynum medium var. sarniense (Greene) Woods.
Apocynum medium var. vestitum Apocynum medium var. vestitum (Greene) Woods.
Apocynum milleri Apocynum milleri Britt.

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: Putnam (TN), Shelby (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: MEM, HTTU

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1966 - 1966

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
HTTU001311 Putnam Tennessee
Apocynum medium
HTTU008432 Tennessee
Apocynum medium
MEM001406 Shelby Tennessee 12 May 1966 Jimmy Covington
Apocynum medium
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