Indian hemp

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Indian hemp

1. another name for hemp esp the variety Cannabis indica, from which several narcotic drugs are obtained
2. a perennial American apocynaceous plant, Apocynum cannabinum, whose fibre was formerly used by the Indians to make rope
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In Mississippi, Lowe (1921) listed the following sun-loving plants as characteristic of more acid uplands around the Black Belt [converted here to modern names]: Apocynum cannabinum, Ceanothus americanus, Gamochaeta purpurea, Krigia virginica, Oenothera sp.
Other forbs included Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp), Asclepias tuberosa (butterflyweed), Baptisia tinctoria (wild indigo), Lespedeza capitata (bush clover), L.