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.

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

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Here is what it looks like in the July.

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Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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