Feverfew

feverfew flowers
Feverfew flowers

These tiny white flowers resemble chamomile, but are of a different genus, related instead to chrysanthemums. They are a native wild plant in much of North America, one of many small white composite flowers, but these sprout in the spring and begin to bloom, and continuing to sprout through the summer into the autumn, happily blooming in sweet white clusters. I’ve moved them from my garden into windowboxes and planters; they are not particular where they grow.

These actually sprouted in the cracks in my sidewalk and I couldn’t bear to pull them out—the root would break and I couldn’t transplant.

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  1. […] It also includes a few flowers you can’t see that bloom at other times: a pink-lilac columbine and echinacea. It had also had autumn joy sedum and rose turtlehead plants, but the bergamot shaded them out and I moved them elsewhere, and I also have a few clumps of daffodils for spring blooms. The green and white variegated leaves are “bishop’s weed” which bloom with tall white umbels like Queen Anne’s Lace—right now those bright yellow-green clusters are the spent flower heads from these. I also encourage other plants with little white flowers to bloom here for accent and they come and go as wildflowers do, like the white avens in front of the right edge of the flag, and fleabane and feverfew. […]

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