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Cephalanthus occidentalis Linnaeus
Rubiaceae: Madder Family

Dense flowers in globose heads

Description: Shrub or small tree
Native: Yes
Habitat: Wetlands

Buttonbush in bloom

Cephalanthus occidentalis var. californicus
Establishment of Woodland Groves for Urban Reforestation
Illinois Natural History Survey
Landscape Plants for Wet Sites
Midwestern Wetland Flora
Symptoms of Poisoning by Buttonbush

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Florida distribution maps: Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants   (http://www.plantatlas.usf.edu/). Wunderlin, R. P. and B. F. Hansen. 2000. [S. M. Landry and K. N. Campbell (application development), Florida Center for Community Design and Research.] Institute for Systematic Botany, University of South Florida, Tampa.
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