Taxon  Report   9794 
Cephalanthus occidentalis  L.
Common buttonbush
Cephalanthus occidentalis
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Cephalanthus occidentalis
© 2007 Dee E. Warenycia
Cephalanthus occidentalis
© 2016 Keir Morse
Cephalanthus occidentalis, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cephalanthus occidentalis
© 2010 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Cephalanthus
Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: streambanks
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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TJM2 + PLANTS: Cephalanthus occidentalis var. californicus
PLANTS: Cephalanthus occidentalis var. pubescens
More information about  Cephalanthus occidentalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 22, 2018).

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