Several Globose Buttonbush Inflorescences

Buttonbush or button-willow (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

Family: Coffee family (Rubiaceae)
– Type: Deciduous shrub
– Native range: eastern and southern North America
– Sun: Full sun to part shade
– Location: Arbor Gate Gardens, Alamance County Center
– Latitude: 36° 5′ 50.172″ N, Longitude: 79° 24′ 19.026″ W
– Forage: Nectar and pollen
Fragrant white flowers appear in dense, spherical, long-stalked flower heads in early to mid-summer. Long, projecting styles of the pistil give the flower heads a distinctively pincushion-like appearance.