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Pest Information

Bog Buttons

Bog Buttons

  • Latin Name: Lachnocaulon Spp.
  • Common Name: Bog Buttons
  • Other Names: N/A

Pest Details

Bog Buttons
Bog Buttons
Bog Buttons


Several species of this wildflower are native to the southeastern states of the U.S., and extend across the southern states to the southwest.


This plant resembles a grass for much of the year, until the long flower stalks and the small, white flower heads appear in spring to early summer. This plant prefers wet areas, and is a common plant to find growing along roadsides.


The flower stalk may be as long as 16 inches and is very thin and covered with hairs. Leaves arise from the base as long, thin blades that may be only a few inches long or up to 8 inches, depending on the species. The flower heads vary only slightly among species, and are a small, compact grouping of flowers about ΒΌ inch in diameter.

Characteristicts Important to Control:

Control may not be needed for bog buttons, as it is a native wildflower that is not particularly invasive.

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