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Apocynum cannabinum

 
Apocynum cannabinum

Synonym(s) hemp dogbane; indian hemp
Family apocynaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers white (summer)
Size 2-4'
Light sun

Wildflower that found its way into the crack between the macadam and the curb right underneath our mailbox. I pull it up every once in a while, but never quite get rid of it. Perhaps I purposely don't try too hard, because truth be told it's a pretty handsome plant, with its burgundy stems, neatly arranged leaves, and white flowers in early summer. And its position isn't too bad: it can spread aggressively where it has the room to do so, but its crack confinement keeps ours in check.

This is a weed in our garden

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