Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cephalanthus = flowering head
occidentalis = of the west


Synonym:
Family:Rubiaceae
Common Name:Buttonbush
Authority: Linneaus
Etymology:
C Value:4
Wetness:OBL
# of Species in  
Genus in Illinois:
1
Duration:Perennial
Reproduction:Dioecious
Flower Type:Imperfect
Growth Habit:Woody
Leaf Arrangement:Whorled
Leaf Type:Simple
Leaf Margin:Entire
Leaf Toothing:Entire
Flower Color:White
Habitat:in swamps, around ponds, standing water
Status (State):Not Listed
Status (Federal):Not Listed
ID Tips:look for ball like flower clusters, and pointed leaves
Gee Whiz:These flowers have a lot of style!