Parthenium integrifolium
Wild Quinine

Parthenium integrifolium, Wild Quinine

Wild Quinine photo A perennial with large, rough, oval, lance-shaped leaves and tiny white blooms, this large-rooted plant flowers in mid-summer.
Grow specs:
2-5 feet. Poor dry soils. Full sun. Stratify for 60-90 days at 35-41 degrees F. or plant in fall.
Used in the treatment of burns, malaria, kidney and bladder ailments, gonorrhea, and as a possible immune system stimulant.   (Photo © Steven Foster)

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