Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Apocynaceae
(Dogbane Family)


The Apocynaceae have 5 connate (united) petals, 5 connate sepals, and the ovary consists of two separate carpels. The fruit matures as a follicle, opening by a seam on one side. They have opposite leaves and milky sap.

Apocynum androsaemifolium var. androsaemifolium (Spreading Dogbane)
Apocynum cannabinum (Indian Hemp)
Vinca major (Periwinkle)


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