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