buttonbush

noun
but·ton·bush | \-ˌbu̇sh \

Definition of buttonbush 

: a North American shrub (Cephalanthus occidentalis) of the madder family with globular flower heads

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Visitors to the preserve trundle along a wobbly wooden boardwalk, where they are welcomed by a breathtaking view of a serene, blue lake framed by stands of native flora: swamp loosestrife, pickerel weed, lotus flowers, swamp milkweed and buttonbush. James F. Mccarty, cleveland.com, "Geauga County's Snow Lake Preserve is environmental keystone of Cuyahoga Wetlands: (photos, videos)," 6 Aug. 2017

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1760, in the meaning defined above

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