Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

The sweet-scented, pincushion-like, white globes of Buttonbush are familiar to those who spend time fishing or lounging along a river or pond. This wide-spread native* shrub, a favorite of wildlife, is so common it is often overlooked.

*It is mostly frequent-to-common throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region except in some of the northern counties of PA.

Print Version (Legal Size): Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush)

Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic plants: Tried and True Plant Fact Sheets