Buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis
flowers and fruit make common buttonbush a popular choice for use in native
plant gardens, shrub borders, and along pond shores and water gardens. Fruits remain in winter, giving interest to
the winter garden. Birds consume the seeds of common buttonbush. Deer like the
foliage, and butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds are attracted to its
nectar. Bees use it to produce honey.