The Bountiful Buttonbush via  Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens

Buttonbush, (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

Buttonbush, (Cephalanthus occidentalis), is a native shrub that gets high marks for its usefulness to wildlife. It’s also a personal favorite because, well, it’s just plain so amusing! And what could be better than a plant that’s useful and entertaining at the same time?

Just look at that crazy flower! How many different connections does it bring to your mind? Here are some of its other common names: honeyballs, spanish pincushion, globeflowers, little snowball – and that’s before we even get into sputnik space and beyond.

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