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Button Bush

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Description:

This is a fresh bloom on one of the many Large Button Bush shrubs along the edge of Lake Lewisville, Tx. The root structure of this shrub spreads out along the surface of the soil and provides excellent erosion control.

Habitat:

Edge of Lake Lewisville, Tx.

Notes:

Waterfowl and other birds eat the seeds. Wood Ducks utilize the plant as nest protection. Deer browse the foliage. Insects and hummingbirds take the nectar, with bees using it to make honey.

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Denton, Texas, USA

Lat: 33.15, Long: -97.02

Spotted on Jun 7, 2012
Submitted on Jun 11, 2012

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