Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Wild Buttonbush

Earlier yesterday, I encountered a Buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis, in bloom.

This was the only plant of it's kind in the forest which I found odd. They normally grow along rivers and I've read often in hard to reach places. Not sure why this is so perhaps there were others about. Whatever the case there didn't seem to be much activity here. Perhaps it was a flook day.

Flowers are lightly scented. You have to get your nose up to them to smell it but it's good.