|Cephalanthus occidentalis L.|
Deciduous shrub. Leaves opposite or whorled, entire, shortly stalked, ovate to elliptic-lanceolate, 5-15 cm long, 2.5-7 cm wide. Lamina acuminate, bright glossy green above, paler beneath, glabrous. Small yellow-white flower in tube with four lobes and a long style, in axillary or terminal globular heads about 3.5-4 cm across. Flowering in July-August. Hardy.
Home: Canada, Eastern USA., Mexico
Other views: Flowers
Cultivated: France and Germany
Author: Frédéric Tournay
Ethnobotanical aspects of Cephalanthus occidentalis by Plants for a future database
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