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Cephalanthus occidentalis


Found growing in profusion in areas of standing water along boardwalks on Quiddity Trail leading to Tallow Rock Bay Trail at Charleston Lake. These bushes are approximately 2 metres in height, have spherical, green fruit born on branches with leaves in whorls of 3. According to one source (USDA literature), the 3-leaf whorls are characteristic of the variety "angustifolia". The following are some references for this plant - Click on each name to bring up page with reference to this plant:
Gardening Help - Plantfinder pages.
Cook's Physiomedical Dispensatory from Henriette's Herbal Pages.
USDA plant database factsheets.
Vermont Dendrology Homepage.
Missouri Plants Pages by Dan Tenaglia.

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