Buttonbush wildflowers, also known as “honey balls” grow on a large shrub near swamps and ponds. The flowers are tiny and white and look just like little pincushions. (Click on blog link to see other photo.)
If you follow the Buttonbush Trail by the National Seashore Visitor Center in Eastham you can see many of these bushes abundant with flowers down by the pond. They bloom in mid to late August. I had never seen them before and thought they were pretty unique.
I took the first photograph at the end of August and then went back this week and took the 2nd photograph after it had gone by. Pretty cool, don’t you think?