Native Plants

Bees and Button Bush

Posted by on Jul 20, 2013 in Native Plants | 0 comments

Bees and Button Bush

During an early morning swim in a local Cape Cod kettle hole pond, I found a button bush shrub, Cephalanthus occidentalis, growing at the edge of the water in full bloom and covered with bees. As a designer I’m always on the lookout for new plants to use in difficult sites, so I did some research on button bush and found that it’s is native to most of the eastern United States and grows in soil that is wet for long periods of time. A trait that would make it a good choice for wetland restoration projects, retention basins or sites that flood regularly. A mass planting of them in...

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