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, 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.
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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.


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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We report here studies to determine if moths are consistently visiting butterfly bush flowers and, if so, to identify those moths.
From my lawn chair next to the butterfly bush I've watched small dramas and seen breathtaking beauty.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Indeed, the species butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii) has become an invasive weed in mild parts of the Northwest and should not be planted there (sale in Oregon is limited to sterile kinds such as 'Blue Chip').
Q My Butterfly Bush is growing through the bottom of a large planter, so should I place it in the ground?
This butterfly bush, as it is nicknamed, is Buddleia davidii, an easy-to-grow shrub from China and Japan which is now naturalised over much of the world and can be seen growing on wasteland and even in walls.
ALSO known as the butterfly bush because it attracts butterflies, the buddleia is found in many gardens in this country, bearing spikes of cone-shaped flowers in white, mauve and purple.
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Baldwin says, "For nectar plants, it's hard to beat butterfly bush for attracting a variety of butterflies.
He points to the non-native Butterfly Bush as an example.
Amongst my list are the Dogwoods or Cornus, Buddleia davidii the Butterfly Bush, the blue Spirea, Caryopteris, and several of the Willows or Salix.