Desmanthus illinoensis (Illinois Bundleflower)

Desmanthus illinoensis, commonly known as Illinois Bundleflower, Bundleflower, Prairie Bundle Flower, Prickleweed, and Illinois Desmantus is a wildflower native to many states in the USA including Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota and other areas!

We like llinois Bundleflower because its beautiful pinkish-white flowers bring a fresh, wildflower look to any environment. The blooms appear in late summer and will continue to bloom until the autumn frost arrives. The plant is also known for its prickly fruit pods that add visual texture to flower beds.

Illinois Bundleflower is easy to care for as it prefers full sun and is drought tolerant. It’s low maintenance and its spreading roots can help prevent erosion when planted on a slope. Its deep root system also makes it an ideal choice for xeriscaping, while its short stature also makes it suitable for container gardens or even rock gardens!

Illinois Bundleflower is a beautiful wildflower that can add a lot of beauty to any garden. Its low maintenance and stunning blooms make it a great choice for the wildflower lover who wants to add a bit of color and texture to their landscape! With its long-lasting blooms and its ability to withstand drought, Illinois Bundleflower is sure to bring you joy for many summers to come.

Desmanthus illinoensis Information

Family Fabaceae
Common Names Illinois Bundleflower, Bundleflower, Prairie Bundle Flower, Prickleweed, Illinois Desmantus
Introduced to USA AL, AR, CO, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI
Size Usually 2 to 3 feet

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Desmanthus illinoensis edible?

Desmanthus illinoensis is not edible. It belongs to the Fabaceae family and has thorns on its stems, making it inedible for humans.

Is Desmanthus illinoensis an invasive species of plant?

Desmanthus illinoensis is not an invasive species of plant. It is native to 17 states in the US, including Alabama (AL), Arkansas (AR), Colorado (CO), Texas (TX) and more.