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Common Buttonbush

Common Buttonbush  - Cephalanthus occidentalis

by: Honza
Location/Trail:  Saguaro Lake - Butcher Jones Trail
Date sighted:  6/09/2013
Season:  Summer
Growing up to 10 feet (3 m) tall, this fragrant bush has 1 1/2 inch (3.8 cm), ball-shaped, pincushion-like flower clusters.

Growing in riparian areas of desert washes and lakes, it makes a good wildlife food even though it is poisonous.
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