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Uses

Toxic parts

The plant can cause dermatitis or allergies in sensitive people[1].

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Parthenium integrifolium.

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Parthenium integrifolium.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

A poultice made from the fresh leaves is applied to burns[1][2].

The root is used in the treatment of inflammation of the urinary passages and kidneys, amenorrhoea and as a lithontripic[3][1]. The flowering tops are used as a substitute for quinine in the treatment of intermittent fevers[3][1].

One study suggests that use of the plant might stimulate the immune system[1].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.

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Cultivation

Requires a position in full sun in a well-drained soil[4].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Parthenium integrifolium. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Parthenium integrifolium.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Parthenium integrifolium
Genus
Parthenium
Family
Compositae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
3
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
?
Herbaceous or Woody
?
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
1 x meters
Fertility
?
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type











References

  1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.5 Foster. S. & Duke. J. A. A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants. Eastern and Central N. America. Houghton Mifflin Co. ISBN 0395467225 (1990-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.1 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.13.2 Coffey. T. The History and Folklore of North American Wild Flowers. Facts on File. ISBN 0-8160-2624-6 (1993-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.1 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  5. ? Britton. N. L. Brown. A. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada Dover Publications. New York. ISBN 0-486-22642-5 (1970-00-00)


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Belongs to familyCompositae +
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Has binomial nameParthenium integrifolium +
Has common nameWild Quinine +
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Has fertility typeInsects +
Has flowers of typeHermaphrodite +
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Has lifecycle typePerennial +
Has mature height1 +
Has medicinal partUnknown part +
Has medicinal useAntiperiodic +, Emmenagogue +, Kidney +, Lithontripic + and Poultice +
Has search nameparthenium integrifolium + and wild quinine +
Has shade toleranceNo shade +
Has soil ph preferenceAcid +, Neutral + and Alkaline +
Has soil texture preferenceSandy +, Loamy + and Clay +
Has soil water retention preferenceWell drained +
Has sun preferenceFull sun +
Has taxonomic rankSpecies +
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PFAF material use notes migratedYes +
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Tolerates nutritionally poor soilNo +
Uses mature size measurement unitMeters +
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