Native Plants

Bees and Button Bush

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

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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