Illinois Bundleflower

Desmanthus illinoensis

Summary 4

Desmanthus illinoensis (commonly known as Illinois bundleflower, prairie-mimosa or prickleweed) is a common plant in many areas of the south central and Midwestern US. It can often be found growing on the sides of roads, needing full sun and ample moisture during its short growing season.

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Illinois Bundleflower grows in North America on grass. The Bundleflower is edible and medicinal. Raccoons and other animals enjoy eating the Bundleflower. The Bundleflower is white and has a unique round seed pod. The Bundleflower grows up to 13 meters tall.

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plants.usda.gov
illinoisbundleflower.info

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Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/jroldenettel/1348657954/
  2. (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/jroldenettel/2697706336/
  3. (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/jroldenettel/1347762583/
  4. Adapted by kristen_himm from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmanthus_illinoensis
  5. Adapted by albuquerqueherbalism from a work by (c) kristen_himm, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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