Buttonbush, I've seen it before and never figured out what it was:
Buttonbush is a native perennial shrub, named for the round flower heads, which begins to bloom in early summer.Wineberries are ripening. And people, or birds are eating them as fast as they ripen. Considered a non-native invasive species, I rather enjoy them.
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The inflorescence is a single globular head of flowers, on a long stalk from the terminal stem or from a leaf axil.
Flowers: The small white 4-parted tubular flowers that grow out of the round 1 inch wide head have a long protruding style, twice the length of the corolla, which is clearly evident in the photos. The style has a knobby tip. The white corolla forms 4 lips which flare outward slightly. The four stamens have dark anthers and do not protrude from the corolla; the receptacle has fine white hair; the calyx is short and green with 4 teeth; each flower is sessile. The entire head is on a very long stalk (peduncle) from the leaf axil and terminal stem bud.
Green Herons that hang around the harbor stayed around for a photo-op.
Snaggletooth symphysial tooth.
Kudzu has reached it's summer glory, cloaking the cliffs in green and giving the Whistlepigs plenty of cover. Its spread onto the beach is limited by the tide, as the vine shrivels at the first touch of brackish water.