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Blooming Buttonbush

The unique flowers of a Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) have appeared in the Native Habitat Garden, attracting butterflies and bees to its fragrant flowering orbs. The blooms of this deciduous shrub will last until late August or early September. It occurs throughout all of eastern North America and even some portions of Arizona, Texas, California, and Mexico. They prefer shade and moist soil, doing well in a variety of wetland habitats. 

Photo by Shelley Davenport.