Button Bush or ButtonbushButton Bush or Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
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Button Bush or Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) - 04a

Button Bush or Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) - 04a
(Button Bush or Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) - 04a) In this photo we have a closer look at the leaves and flowers of the button bush.  The leaves generally grow opposite one another, but occasionally a third leaf will grow in a kind of rosette.  The leaves have a feathery veining pattern.  The 1/3 inch white flowers of the button bush grow in ball clusters that are about 1-1/2 inches in diameter.  Each flowering "ball" grows on its own stem which spouts from leaf axils.  There are 3 terminal flowering balls on each of these branches, while only 1 grows from the lower leaf axils.
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