Celebrating the nature of Iowa and the Midwest with words and images
Monday, August 9, 2010
Plant of the Week
Wild quinine Parthenium integrifolium L.
other common names: American feverfew, feverfew Parthenium: from Greek parthenos, for “virgin,” referring to the infertile disk flowers. It is also the Greek name for another plant. Integrifolium: from Latin, meaning “entire-leaved”
Daisy family: Asteraceae (Compositae)