Triosteum perfoliatum L.

Wild Coffey Feverwort

Names and Myths

Triosteum  Three-bony-seeds, based on the fruit, a drupe with 3 hard seeded nutlets

Perfoliatum Stem appears to perforate the lower portion of the leaf blade.

Natural history / Folklore

The Cherokee used a decoction of this plant to treat fevers, colds, and female obstructions.35


Middle pairs of leaves joined at the base. Purplish brown flowers.

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