Buttonbush

28 06 2011

I photographed this Buttonbush cluster (Cephalanthus occidentalis), also known as Button willow and Honey balls, this morning at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, D.C. A native wetland tree, it can grow 10-15 feet tall and spread 15-30 feet. The mid-summer blooms are rich in nectar that attracts butterflies and other insects.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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28 06 2011
Steve Schwartzman

Buttonbush grows natively here in Austin, Texas. Its flower globes are fun to photograph, and they have a pleasant fragrance.

Steve Schwartzman
http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com

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