Bigelow, Jacob, 1786-1879 / American medical botany, being a collection of the native medicinal plants of the United States, containing their botanical history and chemical analysis, and properties and uses in medicine, diet and the arts, with coloured engravings
Triosteum perfoliatum, Fever root, pp. -95
TRIOSTEIJM FERFOLIoTUI fever root. PITE IM THis is rather a solitary plant, and thougi met with in most parts of the United States, i rarely, I believe, occurs in large quantities. Abou Boston it is found in several places at the border! of woods in rich, shady situations. Its commoi names are Fever root and Wild ipecac.* Pursl observes, that it is rare, and generally occurs i1 limestone soils. With us it flowers in June an( ripens its fruit in September. The genus Triosteum is found in the clasi * The quaint appellation of Dr. Tinker's weed, which has beei bestowed on this plant, is thus gravely commented on by Poirel "Ses racines et celles de l'espece pr6c6dente passent pour 6m~ti ques ; le docteur Tinkar est le premier qui les a mises en usage, e qui a fait donner a cette plante par plusieurs habitans de l'Ameriqu septentAionale le nom d' herbe sauvage du docteur Trnkar."
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