Family, Dogbane. Color, pale or deep pink. Leaves, opposite, oval, pointed, often with red petioles and veins. Calyx, 5-parted. Corolla, 5-lobed, bell-shape, with triangular bodies below the throat, opposite the lobes. Stamens, 5, with short filaments situated on the base of the corolla. Stigma, sessile, 2-lobed. Fruit, a long and slender pod. Seeds, furnished with a tuft of long, silky hairs. Bark, composed of tough fibers. Flowers, few and small, like tiny bells in terminal cymes, fragrant.
Spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsamifolium)