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Desmanthus illinoensis
Illinois Bundleflower

Legume with a deep taproot; fixes nitrogen in prairie and meadow soils that can be used by plants.

General Product Information:

Item Number: DESILL01
Species Type: Native
Product Categories:
Classification: Herbaceous Perennial Legume
Characteristics: Multi-stemmed.
Habitat: Prairies, roadsides, meadows, riverbanks.
Bloom Period: June to August
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Up to 6.0 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 12 in
pH: 5.0 – 8.0

Indicator Regions (view map & key):

Northcentral & Northeast: FACU
Midwest: FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC


Shade: Full Sun
Drought: Moderate
Salt: No

Seed Information:

Approximate seeds per lb: 85,000
Mix Seed Rate per Acre: Up to 0.2 lb
Truax Seedbox: Fine



Price: $12.00/Lb

This species is included in the following Ernst Seed Mixes

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