Illinois bundleflower

Desmanthus illinoensis

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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.

Illinois Bundleflower 3

Illinois bundleflower grows in North America on grass. The bundleflower is edible. Racoons enjoy eating the bundleflower. The bundleflower is white and sometimes could be purple. The bundleflower grows up to 13 meters tall.

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plants.usda.gov
illinoisbundleflower.info

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

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