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Photo Guide : Apocynum cannabinum (Indian Hemp Dogbane)

This plant is frequently mistaken for milkweed because of its milky sap and general similarity to Asclepias syriaca, especially in early spring. Although Monarch larvae will take a few nibbles of Apocynum leaves, they are unable to continue feeding on the plant and invariably die.

Text taken from:
Great Plains Association, 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. University Press of Kansas.

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