Desmanthes illinoensis, Prairie mimosa, bundleflower, Illinois bundleflower.

Desmanthes illinoensis, Prairie mimosa, bundleflower, Illinois bundleflower. The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, has done extensive research on the seeds which are high in protein (up to 38%). The leaves are also high in protein. Root bark reportedly contains minute amounts of N,N-dimethytryptamine (DMT). Pawnees used leaf tea as a wash for itching. A single report states that a Paiute Indian placed 5 seeds in the eye at night (washed out in morning) for chronic conjunctivitis.

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