Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Semi-aquatic shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on streambanks, riverbanks, depressional wetlands, lakes, often in standing water, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite or whorled

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4-lobed calyx, crowded & indistinct
4-lobed tubular corolla
4 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Reddish/Greenish/Brown
Nutlet

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cephalanthus occidentalis   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cephalanthus occidentalis   FAMILY Rubiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 173-02-001:
Cephalanthus occidentalis   FAMILY Rubiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Buttonbush