Indian Hemp

Indian hemp, Apocynum cannabinum, grows wild in our ditches.  It has a seed pod that is long and skinny and opens to release seeds that blow away with the wind.


It looks kind of milkweedy–in fact it is closely related to the milkweeds, and grouped with them by some experts.


Here is what it looks like in the July.






About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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