Mimbre, Botoncillo, Jazmin Blanco, Cephalanthus salicifolius -Rubiaceae, Madder Family
DESCRIPTION: Shrub or small tree with showy round flowering head
Height: Erect, growing 8 to 18 feet, width 4 to 10 feet
Flowers: White, in a dense round head 1 inch or less in diameter, late spring to summer
Foliage: Green, elongated and pointed 5 inches long to 1/2 inch wide
Growth rate: Medium
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Soil: Mud or shallow water
Water: High water requirement
NATIVE HABITAT: Resaca, ponds, quiet streams, canals, ditches and swamps
WILDLIFE USE: Butterflies.
COMMENTS: Mexican Buttonbush is rare in Texas, growing in wet soil only in extreme South Texas, Cameron and Hidalgo Counties.