Wild Quinine

CHARACTERISTICS
Botanical Name Parthenium integrifolium
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Upland/Grassland
Bloom Period June-September
Flower Color White
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Description

Sunflower Family. Wild quinine is a perennial, herbaceous forb. 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. Establishment: Wild quinine is a very hardy addition to the gardens 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. Wild quinine will grow best in fertile, well-drained soils in full-sun to light shade.

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