indianhemp, indian hemp, hemp dogbane, indian-hemp, prairie dogbane, dogbane, common dogbane
elliptic, lanceolate, ovate
April - September
0.2 - 1.0
This species is highly variable in leaf shape and pubescence, but the recognition of infraspecific taxa does not appear to be warranted (3).
Woodland margins, roadsides, dry waste places, wet moist places, or clayey soils along waterways.
Fibers from this species were used extensively by Native Americans to make clothes, shoes, baskets, ropes, fishnets etc.