Crow’s Nest: Plants we love—buttonbush

September 17, 2012

Here’s a native shrub that we love: buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidenatalis).

Here, the clusters of fruit are forming where the balls of white flowers have finished. This shrub is great for attracting butterflies to the flowers. It usually grows in wet, sunny meadows, and stream and pond edges. I planted one in our yard in a not-as-wet place and it is doing fine. It would be ideal for rain gardens or retention basins.

Posted by Daniel Barringer on September 17, 2012.