Illinois bundleflower

noun

Definition of Illinois bundleflower

  1. :  an erect, perennial North American herb (Desmanthus illinoensis) with globular heads of small whitish flowers and dense clusters of flat, crescent-shaped, brown pods They began by taking wild prairie species, such as a legume known as Illinois bundleflower, and trying to make them more like domestic crops, with large, abundant seeds that remain on the plant until harvested. — Craig Canine, Smithsonian, November 2005 —called also prairie mimosa

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1953

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1953


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