Illinois Bundle Flower

CHARACTERISTICS
Plant Height 3-5 Ft.
Seed Count 70,000 Seeds per LB.
Botanical Name Desmanthus illinoensis
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Upland/Grassland
Bloom Period May-July
Flower Color White
Pollinator Value Fair
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Description

Occupying a wide range of habitats across central and eastern United States, Illinois bundleflower is commonly found growing alongside many native warm season grasses of the upland prairies. Considered to be one of the most important perennial legumes species in native prairies, its forage is sought by grazers, its flowers are utilized by pollinators and its seeds are consumed by many different species of wildlife. Growing in height from 2-5 feet, it prefers full sunlight and many different soil types. The round, white inflorescences bloom from May-July before producing twisted pea pods full of seed. Its bipinnately compound leaves are sensitive and they will fold in upon themselves if disturbed.

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