|Scientific Name||Cephalanthus occidentalis||USDA PLANTS Symbol||CEOC2|
|Common Name||Buttonbush||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||34786|
|Description||Habitat: Wet areas along streams, ponds and lakes.
Plant: Tall, bushy, much-branched shrub 6 to 12 feet tall.
Leaves: Highly variable, ovate to narrowly-lanceolate, opposite or whorled in groups of 3 leaflets; up to 6 inches long; petioles 1/8 to 1-inch long; surfaces smooth or slightly hairy.
Inflorescence: Small white flowers in ball-shaped clusters with prominent pistils, turning into reddish globes in fall.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
|BONAP Distribution Map
Map Color Key
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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