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Wild Quinine
Parthenium integrifolium

a.k.a. American Feverfew

Wild Quinine has unique, cauliflower-like flowers that bloom through the summer and early fall. It prefers medium soil conditions and full sun, and attracts bees, wasps, flies, and beetles.

USDA symbol: PAIN3

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height1.5 to 3 feet
Light ExposurePart Sun
Soil MoistureDry, Medium
Bloom ColorWhite
Wild Quinine (Wild Quinine<div><em class="small">Parthenium integrifolium</em></div>)
Photo credit: Minnesota Wildflowers (Click to enlarge)


Flooding / Inundation ToleranceModerate
General Resilience7
Salt ToleranceMedium
Stress ToleranceDrought Tolerant

Pollinator Value: High

Bloom MonthsJune to July
Pollinator BenefitInsect Pollinated, Provides Nectar, Supports Generalists

Project Planning

Project TypeRain Garden
Coefficient of Conservatism9
Herbivore SensitivityLow
Rate of SpreadMedium
Soil StabilizationShallow
Vegetative ReproductionAbsent


CountyDodge, Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Steele
EcoregionDriftless Area, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Lakes and Forests, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland