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PlantFiles: Fever Root, Wild Coffee, Feverwort
Triosteum perfoliatum

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Family: Caprifoliaceae (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info) (cap-ree-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Triosteum (try-oh-SEE-um) (Info)
Species: perfoliatum (per-foh-lee-AY-tum) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral mystic On Aug 31, 2001, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:


The flower of this plant is not very noticeable but the bright orange berries that follow catch your eye. The seeds were roasted and used as a coffee substitute.The birds can't resist stopping by for the berries.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Topeka, Kansas



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