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logania (lōgāˈnēə), common name for the Loganiaceae, a family of herbs, shrubs, and trees of warmer climates, including many woody climbing species. Some plants of this family are grown in the United States as ornamentals, and several are sources of medicines and poisons. The former include introduced species of Logania (native to New Zealand and Australia) and several species of buddleia, or butterfly bush (genus Buddleia, sometimes considered a separate family). Two species of buddleia are native to Arizona and California. Carolina yellow jessamine, or jasmine (Gelsemium sempervirens), also called false jasmine, is the state flower of South Carolina. It is often grown as a porch vine in the South, and its dried roots were used medicinally as an antispasmodic and sedative. The strong poison strychnine, which also affects the central nervous system, comes from the seeds of several Strychnos species (nux-vomica native to S Asia, is the commercial source). Several tropical American species are ingredients of curare arrow poisons, which have yielded important medicines. Logania is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Gentianales.
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a genus of plants of the family Buddleiaceae (formerly assigned to the family Loganiaceae). They consist of shrubs or small trees, sometimes herbs. Blossoms are usually small, numerous, variously colored, and gathered into large inflorescences. There are approximately 100 species distributed in tropical and temperate regions of America, Asia, and South Africa. Some species of Buddleia have been cultivated as ornamentals. David’s buddleia (B. davidii, B. variabilis) is a small tree with fragrant blossoms; it originated in China and has many garden forms. Other species can also be cultivated in gardens of the southern USSR. Buddleia grows rapidly; some plants begin to blossom at two or three years of age.


Derev’ia i kustarniki SSSR, vol. 6. Moscow-Leningrad, 1962.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


any ornamental shrub of the genus Buddleia, esp B. davidii, which has long spikes of mauve flowers and is frequently visited by butterflies: family Buddleiaceae
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Some are more scented than others, with Buddleia salviifolia having the best fragrance of all, and described as smelling like Chanel perfume.
Buddleia: "We have a massive problem with the butterfly bush," he says.
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And as for poor buddleias, well, DEFRA says they are doing harm, sprouting out of buildings, choking up our railway system.
The lemon-yellow coreopsis lights up against the deep violet of the buddleia, and the orange butterfly weed glows in front of the blue mist spirea.
Always prune buddleia hard in spring, cutting back last year's growth to within 2in of the old wood.
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I am also going to buy a buddleia. Thanks Birmingham Mail for giving us all of the information on garden insects.
Buddleia Sungold is a yellow flowering Butterfly bush that is simple to grow and will be covered in an abundance of yellow flower clusters on arching stems throughout the summer.
hav cotta che am I have a large white buddleia in front of the cottage, which I prune enthusiastically and which cheerfully regenerates to block a substantial amount of my view every year.
|amazingly QIS it too late to cut back our buddleia? We really love our butterfly bush but it is starting to take over the garden.