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Parthenium integrifolium (Wild quinine)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Parthenium integrifolium

Parthenium integrifolium L.

Wild quinine, American fever-few

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PAIN3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Long-stalked, rough perennial with large, toothed basal leaves. Leaves become smaller upwards. Clumps of white, button-like flowers (ray flowers only) appear at the top of the plant. 1 1/2-3 ft. tall.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV
Native Distribution: MD to s.e. MN, s. to GA, AL & AR
Native Habitat: Mesic to dry prairies & woods

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Propagation

Description: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

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From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Enchanter's Garden - Hinton, WV
Prairie Nursery - Westfield, WI

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College, The - Valhalla, NY
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
* Available Online from Wildflower Center Store

Bibliography

Bibref 946 - Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes (2002) Wasowski, Sally
Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Parthenium integrifolium in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Parthenium integrifolium in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Parthenium integrifolium

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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