UACES Facebook Buttonbush


June 2012

QuestionCan you tell me what this bush is called? We saw it near the lake @ Heber Springs. Reminds me of " Gum Balls" !


AnswerThe plant in question is commonly called buttonbush — Cephalanthus occidentalis is the Latin name. It is a wonderful wetland plant and does attract butterflies as well. The white ball shaped flowers have tiny spikes sticking out all over them which makes them quite interesting.      


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