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Feverwort


Scientific Name     

Triosteum perfoliatum L.

Family Name

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle family)

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Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

dry, open woods and thickets

Plant Height:  

60-120 cm (2'-4'); single or multiple stems from base; erect; sticky stems; coarsely hairy

Flower Color:  

red 

Flower:  

complete; perfect; 5 long sepals; 5-lobed corolla;mostly glabrous; 5 stamens, alternating with the corolla lobes; inferior ovary; 4-lobed stigma 

Inflorescence:  

1-6 sessile flowers in the leaf axils

Fruit:  

3-seeded berry; hairy; yellow-orange with persistent 5-lobed calyx

Leaves:  

entire; simple; sessile; opposite; blades widest near apex; has dense, short pubescence 

Bloom Time:  

May-June 

Origins:  

native

Other:  

also known as Wild Coffee and Tinker's Weed; fruit can be dried as a coffee substitute once ground and roasted