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Cute as a Button (Willow)

Heading for the Nectar

A bee on a ball. When it flowers, the button-willow (Cephalanthus occidentalis), also known as willow buttonbush, honey ball, and button ball (oh, that’s so close to butter ball!) attracts honey bees and butterflies like you...

Heading for the Nectar
Heading for the Nectar

A honey bee heads for the colorful button-willows (Cephalanthus occidentalis).(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee on a ball
A bee on a ball

A honey bee on a willow-button (Cephalanthus occidentalis) in Yolo County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, September 12, 2008 at 2:19 PM

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