Cephalanthus occidentalis
Madder Family - Rubiaceae
Many striking white, ball-like flowerheads (about 1.5 inches wide) made up of numerous, small, tubular flowers with four spreading terminal lobes and a long protruding style.
A compact shrub (3 to 10 feet tall) growing at the waterline of lakes and rivers and at the edges of swamps.
Leaves egg-shaped, opposite, pointed and with entire margins.
(Photographed - July)
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