Desmanthus Illinoensis Bundleflower Prairie Mimosa


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Desmanthus Illinoensis Bundleflower Prairie Mimosa

200+ seeds of this little beauty.

Creamy white puff ball flowers, awesome lacy foliage, and a curled seed pod that looks quite trippy I reckon.

I have been getting an awesome strike rate off these seeds and I have far more than I could ever use, so am happily selling off the rest to you guys. In its natural range its growth is limited to the short warm season, but over here in OZ these guys PUMP.

Super fast growth with the stems and tap roots on them thickening up in no time. Drought tolerant, nitrogen fixing, mulch and cover crop with many uses. Awesome ornamental windbreaks.

Wikipedia says>>>

“Desmanthus illinoensis (commonly known as Illinois bundleflower or prairie-mimosa) is a common plant in many areas of the south central and Midwestern US. It can often be found growing on the sides of roads, needing full sun and ample moisture during its short growing season.
Root bark of D. illinoensis has been found to contain N,N-DMT, NMT, N-hydroxy-N-methyltryptamine, 2-hydroxy-N-methyltryptamine, and gramine (toxic).
The root bark is mixed with a native source of beta-Carbolines to produce a hallucinogenic drink called prairiehuasca, which is an analog of the shamanic brew ayahuasca. USDA Zones 5-8 are recommended for outside cultivation.
The Land Institute in Salina Kansas has done extensive research into the food uses of the seeds of this plant.”

While me and the Mrs in no way suggest you do any of the above it is interesting nonetheless.

Great little nitrogen fixing legume, and it grows so quickly it’s perfect for use as a mulch crop which is what we grow it for.

That’s about it folks. Big packs, nice and cheap, won’t last long..

NOT FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA or TASMANIA due to added expense and drama involved.

If you decide to try and buy anyway, this item will not be sent. 🙂