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Buttonbush
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Uses: Medicinal/Poisonous! Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-10)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Moderate
(Honeyball; Honey bells) A handsome native shrub found growing in wet areas of eastern North America. The First Nations people of America used the bark for sore eyes, dysentery, toothache, headache, and as a tonic. The roots were used for "menstruation sickness" which the Seminoles believed was a weakness men suffered after having intercourse with a menstruating woman. Controversially, the bark contains cephalanthin, a compound that is both a poison and a source of its healing powers.
S1590-500 Seeds $3.25/pkt
Currency: United States Dollar

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