Botanical name: Desmanthus illinoensis
Common name: Illinois Bundleflower, bundleflower, prairie mimosa, prairie-mimosa, prickleweed
Native to: south central USA
Life cycle: perennial
Flower colour: white
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): May to September
Characteristics and usage: medicinal plant, erosion control, root bark of Illinois bundleflower contains alkaloids.
Weight of 1000 seeds: 6,7g
Seeds per gram: 150
Cultivation / direction of sowing: cover the seeds with hot water and let soak overnight or until they swell. Pick out those that didn't swell and repeat this process with them. Sow swollen seeds immediately in seeding mix, covering with two to three times their thickness. Do not overwater or allow to dry out and provide good drainage. They should germinate within a few days with this pretreatment.