Sunday, August 14, 2005

Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis L.), Symbol: CEOC2, Group: Dicot, Family: Rubiaceae, Growth Habit: Tree/Shrub, Duration: Perennial, U.S. Nativity: Native. View 75 genera in Rubiaceae, 2 species in Cephalanthus

Buttonbush is a wetland shrub common to most swamps and floodplains of eastern and southern North America. It extends from southern Canada through southern Florida and west through the eastern half of the Great Plains States. Scattered populations exist in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and the central valley of California. It's fragrent flowers are attractive to bees, butterflies and birds.

Creator: Smith, Elise, Source: WO-8568-CD-39B, Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, Language: EN - ENGLISH, Rights: (public domain), Audience: (general)

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Text Reference: USDA-NRCS. 2005. The PLANTS Database ( National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA

Kingdom Plantae – Plants, Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants, Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants, Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants, Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons, Subclass Asteridae – , Order Rubiales – , Family Rubiaceae – Madder family, Genus Cephalanthus L. – buttonbush, Species Cephalanthus occidentalis L. – common buttonbush

Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

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