Several family members and my friend and I have all started walking in a natural area, either in a state or county park...every day (or close to it) after work, or around 5-5:30pm every day! This weekend we visited a beach park, and we found these interesting white balls in bushes, which Lisa, from Artsy Endeavors I.D.'d for me as Button Bush (Cephalanthus occidentalis).
Buttonbush is a woody shrub (3-10 feet tall) that occasionally grows into a small tree and can be found above water or in water up to 4 feet deep. It has shiny dark-green spear-or egg-shaped pointed leaves 3 to 6 inches long. The leaves are opposite or whorled in 3's or 4's along the stem. Flowers of buttonbush are easily identified by their greenish-white tube flowers in dense ball-shaped clusters about 1 inch in diameter. Seed heads are brown.
Isn't it neat??? Thanks Lisa!!!
And some wildly growing Opuntia species all in and about the natural dunes.
It was a neat walk, for sure!
Happy Cactus Monday to all my blogger friends!