Dogbane Photo
Outdoor Plants
Health Rating
Latin Name
Apocynum cannabinum


Dogbane, Indian Hemp, and others of the Apocynum cannabinum family can grow up to 6 1/2 ft. tall with reddish stem that contain a white latex sap and clusters of small white or pink flowers. The leaves are long and green, smooth around the edges, and have tiny white hairs underneath.

For Your Pet

Dogbane contains a milky white latex sap which can cause skin lesions and rash. If any part of this plant is ingested, it can cause severe pain in the mouth and throat, choking, and can quickly put your pet into cardiac arrest.


Do not feed your pet Dogbane as it can cause illness and lead to death.


If you believe that your pet has been poisoned immediately call your vet or one of the animal poison control hotlines on this list.