Apocynum cannabinum (hemp dogbane) is a native Indiana plant that is abundant in the DePauw University Nature Park’s quarry, a heterogeneous site that contains stretches of dry, rocky terrain in addition to many temporary ponds. In 2023, I mapped the distribution of A. cannabinum in the quarry to see if its habitats are associated with elevation and/or the presence of temporary ponds. I also conducted a study of diurnal pollinator visitation, and an examination of damage caused by the dogbane saucrobotys moth (Saucrobotys futilalis).
Kyburz, Lauren; Monnett, Lily; Simmons, Quincie; and Dudle, Dana, "Stressed, but doing fine. An Investigation of Apocynum Canabinum Patches and Individuals" (2023). Annual Student Research Poster Session. 119, Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University.