Wild Quinine, Parthenium integrifolium
Fragrant, rough leaves and pearly, soft flower heads mark this unusual native plant. The course, toothed leaves are resistant to pests and disease, and wild quinine tolerates drought, heat, cold, clay, erosion, and rocky soil very well. Deer-resistant. This is an excellent low-maintenance plant, once established. Flowers mainly attract bees, wasp, and beetle species. Native Americans had myriad medicinal uses for this plant, also known as American Feverfew. If you are willing to walk on the wilder side with your native garden, wild quinine is an excellent and hardy plant to use. 50 seeds/2.00.