Buttonbush

Buttonbush

Buttonbush – Cephalanthus occidentalis

This shrub attracts attention because of the perfect globe cluster of flowers, which attract many butterflies & hummingbirds, & many species of birds eat Buttonbush seeds in the fall.  The leaves attach to the stem in a whorl of 3.  The shrub reaches from 6 – 12 feet & prefers moist areas where water collects.