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Buddleia

Buddleja davidii

Plant Data

Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Dense spikes of purple flowers, 4 petals.
Fruit:
A small capsule which is about 1cm long and up to 2mm wide. The capsule is filled with many seeds.
Leaves:
Deciduous shrub with long, narrow, elongated leaves. The leaves are borne together in pairs along its long arching woody stems.
Maximum Size:
8 meters tall.
Foraging Notes:
All parts of the plant are poisonous.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Strongly fragrant flowers which attract many butterflies.
Other Names:
Buddleja, Butterfly Bush, Summer Lilac..
Habitats:
Gardens, wasteland, woodland.