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January 8, 2023

Buttonbush 2023 NC Wildflower of the Year

The NC Botanical Garden is celebrating Buttonbush this year!

In 2023, The North Carolina Botanical Garden is celebrating buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), a large deciduous shrub that occurs throughout central and eastern North America in swamps, depressional wetlands, and along the banks of streams, rivers, and lakes. In mid to late summer, buttonbush explodes with small, fragrant white flowers with long protruding styles that are densely arranged in spherical clusters, resembling little pincushions or fireworks. Buttonbush is also truly a pollinator magnet! Learn more about this native shrub by clicking below.

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