2023 Wildflower of the Year


Cephalanthus occidentalis

Buttonbush occurs throughout central and eastern North America in swamps, depressional wetlands, and along the banks of streams, rivers, and lakes

Celebrating More Than 40 years!

The North Carolina Wildflower of the Year program is managed by the North Carolina Botanical Garden with some financial support from the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. Started in 1982, this program celebrates one southeastern native wildflower each year by collecting, cleaning and distributing thousands of packets of its seed to interested parties throughout our region.

Learn more about each of the Wildflower of the Year species here.