Desmanthus illinoensis - Illinonis Bundleflower

Desmanthus illinoensis – Illinonis Bundleflower

 

Another shot from Lake Granger/Taylor Park back in mid-July, this time from the shoreline, of the seedpod of the Illinois Bundleflower.

Since the Desmanthus illinoensis usually blooms in May and June, we saw none of the little creamy white flowers, and the seed pods had already turned from green to black.  The leaves have been described as almost fernlike – decide for yourself. Together, they  are a distinctive combination that should be easy to recognize in the field.