SCIENTIFIC NAME: Desmanthus illinoensis
COMMON NAMES: Illinois Bundle Flower, Prairie Bundle-flower, Prairie Mimosa
BLOOM TIME: July, Aug
Flowerheads are occasionally visited by small bees & flies seeking nectar & pollen.
Medium-sized seeds are consumed by various upland gamebirds, including Ring-Necked Pheasant, Bobwhite Quail, & Greater Prairie Chicken.
Foliage of plant is highly palatable to mammalian herbivores because of its high protein content.