Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2879

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: China
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare, planted & rarely escaped to disturbed areas

Look for it in disturbed places, such as thickets or streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council
SC Native Plant Society
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous/Semi-evergreen
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Purple/ Pink/ Lavender/ White
Bisexual
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
4-lobed calyx
4-lobed salverform corolla
4 included stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Buddleja davidii   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Buddleja davidii   FAMILY Buddlejaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 154-05-002:
Buddleja davidii   FAMILY Loganiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Buddleia davidii

 

COMMON NAME:
Orange-eye Butterflybush, Summer-lilac


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Gill Newberry    gn07_buddleja_davidii

July        

Grows 3-15' tall with arching branches, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Buddleja davidii

Gill Newberry    gn07_buddleja_inf

July        

Flowers more or less secund. Corolla salverform, slender tube slightly bent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Buddleja davidii

JK Marlow    jkm160818_643

August    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

image of Buddleja davidii

JK Marlow    jkm160818_646

August    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

image of Buddleja davidii

JK Marlow    jkm160818_647

August    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

image of Buddleja davidii

JK Marlow    jkm160818_649

August    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

Flowers white to pink to shades of purple, usually purple w orange centers, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Buddleja davidii

JK Marlow    jkm160818_650

August    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

image of Buddleja davidii

Paul Thompson    pstbuddleia_davidii

September?        

There is a felty pubescence on leaf undersides and on young stems. — Clemson Extension

image of Buddleja davidii

Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org     bug_5439902

Month Unknown        

image of Buddleja davidii

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5451985

Month Unknown        

image of Buddleja davidii

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5451994

Month Unknown        

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5451996

Month Unknown