Illinois Bundle Flower (Desmanthus illinoensis)

Small but noticable, one of the rare native plants with a pink summer flower nestled amongst the grasses and sedges of the prairie. A tough native plant of mesic Illinois prairies and woodlands. 


  • Acronym: DESILS
  • Life-Cycle: Perennial
  • Bloom Color: Cream
  • Bloom Time: July - September
  • Typical Height: 48"
  • Light Preference: Full Sun - Part Sun
  • Soil Preference: Mesic
  • Root Structure: Taproot
  • Stratification: None Required
  • Seeds per Ounce: 4,200*
  • Seeds per Packet: 300*


Other scientific names used for this species:

  • None


Other common names used for this species:

  • Illinois Sensitive Plant


*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot.

Desmanthus illinoensis - Per Ounce