Desmanthus illinoensis

Desmanthus illinoensis

Illinois bundleflower

Warm season, herbaceous, leguminous, perennial forb. occurring naturally throughout the plains and southeastern states. Develops semi-woody stem bases, produces white, globose flower heads from June to September. Good palatability to big game, seeds desireable for wild birds. Requires 16 to 20 inches minimum annual precipitation.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
24 
- 40 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Moderate - High
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
10 
- 15 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
55.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
85,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
White