Taxon  Report   1868    
Cephalanthus occidentalis  L.  var. californicus  Benth.  
(no longer an active name)
California buttonbush
Cephalanthus occidentalis var. californicus, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: streambanks

Communities: Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

PLANTS other name:
Cephalanthus occidentalis

NOTE: Cephalanthus occidentalis var. californicus is no longer an active name.
More information about  Cephalanthus occidentalis var. californicus
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Aug 18, 2019).