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Triosteum perfoliatum (Feverwort)
Bruso, George H.

Triosteum perfoliatum

Triosteum perfoliatum L.

Feverwort, Wild Coffee

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: TRPE5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

A coarse plant with hairy, sticky stems and few-flowered clusters of small, tubular, red to greenish flowers in axils of upper leaves.

The fruit can be dried, roasted, ground, and used as a coffee substitute. The genus name refers to the fruits trio of bony seeds. A closely related species with a similar range, Horse Gentian (T. aurantiacum), has a smooth stem. Narrow-leaved Horse Gentian (T. angustifolium) has yellow flowers and leaves to 2 inches (5 cm) long.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , NC , NE , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , WI , WV
Canada: ON
Native Distribution: Ontario and Quebec; New York and Massachusetts south to Georgia, west to Louisiana and Oklahoma, and north to Nebraska and Minnesota.
Native Habitat: Open, rocky woods and thickets.

From the National Suppliers Directory

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

American Native Nursery - Quakertown, PA

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2013-06-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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