Thursday, July 20, 2017

Buttonbush

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Gardening for wildlife


CREATING wildlife habitats

Common buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalisgrows well in a sandy, wet environment. The seeds of the buttonbush are eaten by ducks.
















































The buttonbush is a member of the Madder family (Rubiaceae). Other family members include Pentas, Gardenias, Coffea (coffee), Cinchona (the source of quinine), and dyer's madder (used to make red dye).



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