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Cephalanthus tetrandra (Buttonbush)



Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Hazards [1]  The leaves contain glucosides and can be toxic in large doses. Symptoms include vomiting, convulsions, chronic spasms and muscular paralysis;
Leaf Type [1]  Deciduous
Scent [1]  The dried leaves have a soft sweet fragrance like newly mown hay.
Structure [1]  Shrub
Usage [1]  Wood - light, tough. Of no commercial value;
Height [1]  23 feet (7 m)
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India to Taiwan;

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1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
3Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
5Robertson, C. Flowers and insects lists of visitors of four hundred and fifty three flowers. 1929. The Science Press Printing Company Lancaster, PA.
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