Desmanthus illinoensis, Illinois Bundle Flower

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Notes:

Seed pods of D. illinoensis are highly attractive to bids and the foliage is considered palatable and nutritious for wildlife. The seed pods are also high in nutrients and as a result, we often include a few D. illinoensis in restoration and garden plantings. Not all bean species fix Nitrogen, making it accessible for other plants, but Illinois Bundle Flower does!

 

  • Listing ID: 1121
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 2-4
  • Stratification: No stratification required, scarification required
  • Bloom Time: June-August
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Family: Fabaceae (Bean)
  • Latin Name: Desmanthus illinoensis
  • Common Name: Illinois Bundle Flower, Prairie Bundle Flower
  • Eco-Region: 251, 255