• Plant Type: Perennial
• Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
• Soils: wide range of soil types
• Bloom Time: Summer- June, July, August – dense clusters of pure white flowers
• Size: 3-5 feet in height
Makes a great cut flower. Foliage is aromatic. Native Americans used wild quinine for medicinal and veterinary purposes. The leaves contain tannin, which is thought to be beneficial for treating burns.
Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa); Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
• Attracts pollinators
In Massachusetts occurs naturally in central part of the state, found in dry fields, open wooded areas, rocky woods, and hillsides.