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Cephalanthus occidentalis
07-15-2003

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Buttonbush

Found growing in profusion in areas of standing water along boardwalks on Quiddity Trail leading to Tallow Rock Bay Trail at Charleston Lake. These bushes are approximately 2 metres in height, have spherical, green fruit born on branches with leaves in whorls of 3. According to one source (USDA literature), the 3-leaf whorls are characteristic of the variety "angustifolia". The following are some references for this plant - Click on each name to bring up page with reference to this plant:
Gardening Help - Plantfinder pages.
Cook's Physiomedical Dispensatory from Henriette's Herbal Pages.
USDA plant database factsheets.
Vermont Dendrology Homepage.
Missouri Plants Pages by Dan Tenaglia.


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Aleta Karstad 18-Jul-2003 20:49
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