Apocynum cannabinum 50 Seeds - Dogbane

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Apocynum cannabinum, commonly known as dogbane, amy root, hemp dogbane, prairie dogbane, Indian hemp, rheumatism root, or wild cotton is a perennial herbaceous plant that grows throughout much of North America. It is a poisonous plant.  Apocynum means "poisonous to dogs." All parts of the plant are poisonous and can cause cardiac arrest if ingested. The specific epithet cannabinum and the common names hemp dogbane and Indian hemp refer to its similarity to Cannabis as a fiber plant, rather than as a source of a psychoactive drug. Apocynum cannabinum grows up to 6 feet high. The stems are reddish and contain a milky latex capable of causing skin blisters. The leaves are broad lanceolate and 2 to 6 inches long. It flowers in Summer. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by moths and butterflies. Apocynum cannabinum was used as a source of fiber by Native Americans to make bows, fire-bows, nets, tie down straps, hunting nets, fishing lines, and clothing. It has extensive use in traditional herbal medicine, but must be used with great caution and prior research as the plant is also toxic and potentially dangerous. This plant should not be used without advice from a qualified practitioner. USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 9.

Apocynum cannabinum seeds are known to be very sporadic in their germination. The seeds should be placed in a moist medium such as sand, coco coir, or peat during a cold stratification period of 4 to 8 weeks at temperatures around 40ºF. After that period, move to temperatures around 70ºF for germination. A. cannabinum seeds should be sprinkled across the surface of your soil medium and lightly pressed in, but not covered. Use a well draining potting mix. Many of the seeds should germinate within 2 - 4 weeks, but even with optimal conditions, germination may be slow and sporadic.



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