Parthenium hispidum Raf.

Wild Quinine


CC = 6
CW = 5
MOC = 18

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Family - Asteraceae/Heliantheae

Stems - No info. yet.


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Leaves - No info. yet.


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Inflorescence - No info. yet.


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Involucre - No info. yet.

Ray flowers - No info. yet.

Disk flowers - No info. yet.

Parthenium_hispidum_flowers.jpg Flowers close-up.

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Flowering - May - October.

Habitat - Limestone glades, bald knobs, rocky prairies.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found in the Ozark region of Missouri. It is a characteristic glade species.

Many authors treat this plant as a variety of P. integrifolium. The var. integrifolium is more common in the state and is a larger plant. The two species are quite similar.

Photographs taken in the Ozark Scenic Riverways, Shannon County, MO., 5-28-03, and in Providence Prairie, Lawrence County, MO., 6-18-05.