Wild Quinine American Feverfew Seed & Plants
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|Sun to Light Shade||June and July||White||24 to 36 Inches||Dry to Average||16 to 24 Inches||Perennial|
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Parthenium integrifolium Wild Quinine Feverfew potted plants are available, $5.00 each plus shipping. Please contact us with your address for shipping costs on potted plants.
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Parthenium integrifolium, Wild Quinine or American Feverfew has small white flowers in flat-topped clusters on 3 feet tall stems. Wild Quinine flowers bloom for 3 to 4 weeks during June to August and grows best when planted in average garden soil in full sun to light shade. Wild Quinine is beautiful when naturalized in a prairie meadow with Echinacea (Coneflowers), Ratibida (prairie coneflower), and Liatris (Blazing Star). It also has been used medicinally.
Parthenium integrifolium, Wild Quinine, American Feverfew seed germination is improved after a pretreatment of 4 to 6 weeks of cold moist stratification or when planted outside in the fall or early winter for spring germination.
Native Parthenium integrifolium is a tantalizing flower occurring naturally on prairies, glades, and rocky open woods from Georgia to Texas, north to New York, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and introduced in Massachusetts. Asteraceae (Aster Family)
The map below shows areas where native Wild Quinine plants grow wild but it can be planted and will grow over a much wider area than shown. USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9.
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Wild Quinine, American Feverfew Plant distribution map
complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
(http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
feverfew, eastern feverfew, eastern parthenium integrifolium, wild quinine
Catawba and other tribes in the southeastern United States used wild quinine for
medicinal and veterinary purposes. The
leaves contain tannin, which is thought to be beneficial for treating burns.
The leaves were mashed into a moist, thick paste, which was then applied
as a poultice to burns. Burns were also treated by placing the whole, fresh
leaves over the wounded area. Tea
from the boiled roots was used to treat dysentery.
Ashes from burned leaves were used to rub the skin of horses suffering
from sore backs.
integrifolium flowers make long-lasting additions to cut bouquets.
This plant may become weedy or invasive in some regions or habitats and may displace desirable vegetation if not properly managed. Please consult with your local NRCS Field Office, Cooperative Extension Service office, or state natural resource or agricultural department regarding its status and use. Weed information is also available from the PLANTS Web site.
Sunflower Family (Asteraceae). Wild
quinine is a perennial, herbaceous forb. Stiff,
upright, sometimes hairy stems are single, or branched near the top.
Stems (4-12 dm in height) grow from a swollen tuberous root.
The leaves are ovate to lanceolate with wavy, toothed margins.
Basal leaves are 38 cm long. Stem
leaves are alternate, smaller, and sparsely distributed along the stems. The long-lasting, somewhat-yarrow-like flower heads are
composed of grayish-white, globular, compound flowers that are 4-6 mm wide.
Five, unusually short, ray flowers (1-2mm long) surround the central disk
flower corollas, which are 2.5-3 mm long. Only
the ray flowers are fertile. The
heads are grouped together into an inflorescent spray up to 20 cm in diameter.
Flowers have a pleasant but mild medicinal fragrance.
The plant flowers from summer through the autumn months.
Wild quinine occurs in dry, somewhat heavy soils in prairies, fields,
open wooded areas, rocky woods, and hillsides.
integrifolium Wild Quinine (Feverfew) is a very hardy addition to the garden as
it is tolerant of both hot and cold weather.
The plants make a nice addition to native plant gardens because of their
wild growth form. Wild quinine
plants are easily propagated by seed. Plant
seeds in the fall or early winter or pre-treat them with 4 to 6 weeks of cold
moist stratification to improve germination.
Wild quinine will grow best in fertile, well-drained soils in full-sun to
integrifolium plants have no known serious disease or insect problems.