Wild Quinine (Parthenium integrifolium)
A distinctive plant with white late summer blooms that are long lasting and said to resemble the head of a cauliflower when they are tightly clustered. Leaves are leathery and bitter, so are rarely bothered by herbivores.
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic
Soil Type: Loam, Sand Loam, Rocky Loam
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: June-Aug
Root Type: Taproot
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, wasps, flies, and beetles. Tough, bitter leaves make it unpalatable to herbivores.