Mexican Buttonbush

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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
Fruit: Nutlet
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
Drainage: Poor
Water: High water requirement
Maintenance: Little
Propagation: Seeds

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.

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