Button Bush or ButtonbushButton Bush or Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
Flowering Trees, Bushes and Shrubs of Sleepy Hollow Lake From All-Creatures.org Art and Photo Journals and Galleries Directory

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Button Bush or Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) - 01

Button Bush or Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) - 01
(Button Bush or Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) - 01) This button bush has been growing up through the shale rip-rap on the edge of Sleepy Hollow Lake since shortly after we built our home in 1979.  The roots are almost always under water and during the winter this button bush is firmly locked into the frozen lake, and often covered with snow.  During the spring run-off, there are times when the entire button bush is under water, but this seems to be a common habitat of the button bush, which usually grows in watery places. Button bushes grow to heights of three to ten feet, but this one has remained about three feet tall all of its life.
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