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Plant Name:

Illinois Bundleflower

Scientific Name:

Desmanthus illinoensis


Illinois Bundleflower is a perennial herb with feathery, compound leaves and showy flowers.


Prairies, open areas, dry to mesic soils


Illinois Bundleflower provides habitat and food for a variety of wildlife species, including birds, small mammals, and insects. The plant's flowers are attractive to pollinators, and its seed pods are consumed by wildlife. The foliage serves as a host plant for the larvae of certain butterfly species.

Growing Conditions:

Illinois Bundleflower prefers well-drained soils and can tolerate full sun to part shade.


Illinois Bundleflower has been used in prairie restorations and as a forage plant for livestock.

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Fun Facts:

Illinois Bundleflower is native to North America and is a valuable component of prairie ecosystems.

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