Lake Norman
Temp: 41.1F    Humidity: 95%    More Lake Norman Weather
Google
 
Web BestOfLakeNorman.com

 

Information about Lake Norman
  • About Lake Norman
  • The Law!
  • Water Temperature
  • Weather
  • Aquatic Plants
  • Birds / Waterfowl
  • Fishing
  • Lake Level
  • Map   Map Store
  • Marine Commission

  • Photos and information from around Lake Norman
  • Boat Access Areas
  • Day Trips/Hiking Trails
  • Marinas
  • Swimming
  • Photo Gallery
  • Golf Courses
  • Webcams
  • Hospitals
  • Historical Sites
  • Churches
  • Airports
  • Real Estate
  • Car Dealers
  • Lake Norman Website Design

  • Photos and information about the towns around Lake Norman
  • Catawba, NC
  • Cornelius, NC
  • Davidson, NC
  • Denver, NC
  • Huntersville, NC
  • Mooresville, NC
  • Sherrills Ford, NC
  • Statesville, NC
  • Troutman, NC

  • Information about Lake Norman
  • Search
  • Advertise With Us
  • Our Customers
  • Domain Names For Sale
  • Terms of use and Legal Notice


  • Buttonbush    Cephalanthus occidentalis

    Family: Rubiaceae Madder Family

    Habit: Deciduous shrub, 1-3 m tall.

    Leaves: Opposite or whorled and entire. Broad leaves are ovoid to elliptic, with pointed ends. Leaves 7-15 cm long, 3-10 cm broad.

    Flowers/fruit: Flowers are small white tubes, formed on globose heads about 3 cm in diameter. Clusters appear as balls or 'buttons' following summer flowering period.

    Habitat: Perimeter of lakes, ponds, freshwater marshes, forested wetlands, along streams throughout NC, but less frequent in the mountains.

    Field characteristics: Twigs have raised elongated lenticels. A brown triangular membrane is present between petioles. Spherical 'buttons' persist through winter. Early settlers were said to have used the buttons in clothing. When flowering, butterflies are strongly attracted.

     
     

    Back to Aquatic plants

     

     




    Best Of Lake Norman .com is owned by McBryde Website Design
    148 River Park Road  |  Mooresville, NC 28117  |  Lake Norman
    Phone 704-660-7052  |  Fax 704-799-8528  |  
    E-mail Us
    Copyright 2015 McBryde Website Design  |   Legal Notice and Disclaimer  |   Privacy Policy