Conocarpus erectus

Conocarpus erectus var. erectus (Green Buttonwood)

Conocarpus erectus var. erectus (Green Buttonwood) Conocarpus erectus var. sericeus AND Conocarpus erectus var. erectus together. Here’s where you can see why the different epithets evolved. Silver Buttonwood’s leaves are indeed much more softer to the touch that those of Green Buttonwood (hence ‘sericeus’, silky or soft). Green Buttonwood’s inflorescence is distinctively erect (hence ‘erectus’), whereas the inflorescence  in Silver Buttonwood is more pendulous…