Don’t be put off by the lack of conspicuous ray florets on wild quinine-they are still quite showy, resembling small white pearls from a distance. The blooming period occurs from early summer to early fall, and lasts about two months. It prefers full sun ... and mesic conditions. However, a small amount of shade is tolerated, and the soil can vary from moist to slightly dry. Wild Quinine is typically found in dry areas of prairies and open woods.