OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Desmanthus illinoensis   FAMILY Fabaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Desmanthus illinoensis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Desmanthus illinoensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-03-001:
Desmanthus illinoensis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Acuan illinoense

SYNONYMOUS WITH Andre Michaux
Mimosa illinoensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Illinois Bundleflower, Prairie Mimosa, Common Bundleflower


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image of Desmanthus illinoensis, Illinois Bundleflower, Prairie Mimosa, Common Bundleflower

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_acil2_001_lvd

        

image of Desmanthus illinoensis, Illinois Bundleflower, Prairie Mimosa, Common Bundleflower

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_d_illinoensis_8

August        

Lvs similar to Mimosa microphylla, but plants erect, flwrs whitish, smaller, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Desmanthus illinoensis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Desmanthus illinoensis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Desmanthus illinoensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-03-001:
Desmanthus illinoensis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Acuan illinoense

SYNONYMOUS WITH Andre Michaux
Mimosa illinoensis

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3618

Subshrub; Forb
Perennial

Native: south & west of the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Prairies, open woodlands, barrens, marsh edges, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Not armed

LEAVES:
Evenly 2-pinnately compound: 6-16 pinnae, each with 20-30 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White (with white filaments)
Flower heads have long peduncles; flowers are sessile.
Bisexual or the lowest staminate
5 exserted stamens
Superior ovary

Flower heads solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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