Definition of American feverfew
1. Noun. Stout perennial herb of the eastern United States with whitish flowers; leaves traditionally used by Catawba Indians to treat burns.
Group relationships: Genus Parthenium, Parthenium
Generic synonyms: Subshrub, Suffrutex
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Literary usage of American feverfew
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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"... the american feverfew or Prairie Dock, has been offered by one dealer in hardy herbaceous perennials, but the plant is desirable only for foliage ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"... Linn., the american feverfew, or PRAIRIE DOCK, has been offered as an ornamental hardy herbaceous perennial, but the plant is desirable only for foliage ..."
3. The University of Missouri Studies by University of Missouri (1907)
"P. integrifolium L. american feverfew. Common on bluffs and in dry thickets. MARYLAND to MINNESOTA; GEORGIA to TEXAS. 405. AMBROSIA L. RAGWEED. ..."