spreading dogbane


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Related to spreading dogbane: Apocynum pumilum
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Noun1.spreading dogbane - North American perennial having pinkish flowers in loose cymesspreading dogbane - North American perennial having pinkish flowers in loose cymes; used in folk medicine for pain or inflammation in joints
dogbane - any of several poisonous perennial plants of the genus Apocynum having acrid milky juice and bell-shaped white or pink flowers and a very bitter root
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Remember too that using native plants helps retain the unique flavor of the area; white oak trees and spreading dogbane evoke the singular place "Toronto" while Garry oak and arbutus proclaim "Victoria" The marvelous old-growth olive trees at Gethsemane that I saw last winter somehow combine the gnarled quality of ancient bristlecone pines with centuries of careful cultivation; they are utterly biblical and completely Jerusalem, being native to the area.