ILLINOIS BUNDELFLOWER ,SABINE
(Desmanthus Illinois)
 
Sabine Illinois bundleflower is an upright, branching, perennial, native warm-season legume. Plants occur singularly or in small colonies. Lower stems of the plant are woody. The leaves are feathery, dark-green in appearance. Plants on average will grow approximately 3 to 4 feet in height. The seed pods are curved and arranged in round tight bundles. Flowers are globular, puffy, and white.
 
Sabine has both good winter hardiness and drougt resistance making it adaptable from the Western Great Plains to the East Coast. Sabine will grow on a wide range of soil types, from clays to sandy loams. Sabine will perform best in moist depressions or where plants can receive an occasional overflow of water. Sabine is best suited to areas receiving 15 inches or more annual rainfall.
 
Sabine Illinois bundleflower is best used as a component in range and pasture seedings, providing a legume for nitrogen assimilation. Sabine is used for wildlife food and cover planting, revegetation plantings on mined land and critical area plantings.
 

Establish with range seeding mixtures at a rate of 1 - 2 pure live seed (PLS) pounds per acre. Broadcast or drill at 15.0 pounds per acre for pure stands. Seed should be drilled at a depth of 1/4 to 3/4 inch.

 

General Characteristics

Plant Type

Forb/Legume

Life Span 

Perennial

Growing Season

Warm Season

Native/Introduced

Native

Plant Height

3-4 Feet

Cold Tolerance

Good

Drought Tolerance

Good

Salt Tolerance

Poor

Soil Type

Loam- Clay

Minimum Rainfall

18 inches

Planting Rate

12-15 pls#

Planting Date

February- June

Seed Type

Chaffy

Uses

Grazing
Wildlife Habitat
Erosion Control
Reclamation

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Planting rates above are for pure stands, if utilized in a blend decrease the seeding rate according to the percentage of the component in the blend.

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