Many Thanks to Carl Hunter for Identifying:
Button Bush

Early July

This 4-foot-tall clump appears to have various stages of bud to bloom to fruit in mid-July.
The buds are tight green balls (left) that develop into fuzzy white "pom-pon" balls (below).
The white hairs turn brown and fall away, revealing the more mature tight green ball (bottom) by end of July.


Photos by Aubrey Shepherd, 7/03
Late July
Photo by Lauren Hawkins, 7/03
Plants in various stages are visible in these summer views of flora on a remnant of damp-soil prairie near Town Branch of the West Fork of the White River in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Many thanks to Carl Hunter for his identification. This appears on page 168 of his widely known authoritative book "Trees of Arkansas"