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Desmanthus virgatus (Prostrate bundleflower)
San Antonio River Authority

Desmanthus virgatus

Desmanthus virgatus (L.) Willd.

Prostrate Bundleflower, Wild Tantan, Slender Mimosa

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Acuan depressum, Acuan virgatum, Desmanthus depressus, Desmanthus virgatus var. depressus, Desmanthus virgatus var. virgatus

USDA Symbol: DEVI3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


From the Image Gallery

1 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf: Yellow green
Fruit: Brown
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White


Native Distribution: Florida, Texas, The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0428 Collected Jun 2, 1993 in Bexar County by Mike Fox

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Additional resources

USDA: Find Desmanthus virgatus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Desmanthus virgatus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Desmanthus virgatus


Record Modified: 2018-09-24
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