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:

 

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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image of Buddleja davidii, Orange-eye Butterflybush, Summer-lilac

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, Orange-eye Butterflybush, Summer-lilac

JK Marlow    jkm190719_0016

July    Transylvania County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

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

image of Buddleja davidii, Orange-eye Butterflybush, Summer-lilac

JK Marlow    jkm190719_0018

July    Transylvania County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

image of Buddleja davidii, Orange-eye Butterflybush, Summer-lilac

JK Marlow    jkm190719_0020

July    Transylvania County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

image of Buddleja davidii, Orange-eye Butterflybush, Summer-lilac

JK Marlow    jkm190719_0021

July    Transylvania County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

image of Buddleja davidii, Orange-eye Butterflybush, Summer-lilac

JK Marlow    jkm190719_0023

July    Transylvania County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

Stems 4-angled, often hairy when young, per New Invaders of the Northeast and Northcentral US.

image of Buddleja davidii, Orange-eye Butterflybush, Summer-lilac

JK Marlow    jkm190719_0024

July    Transylvania County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

image of Buddleja davidii, Orange-eye Butterflybush, Summer-lilac

JK Marlow    jkm160818_643

August    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

image of Buddleja davidii, Orange-eye Butterflybush, Summer-lilac

JK Marlow    jkm160818_646

August    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

image of Buddleja davidii, Orange-eye Butterflybush, Summer-lilac

JK Marlow    jkm160818_647

August    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

image of Buddleja davidii, Orange-eye Butterflybush, Summer-lilac

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, Orange-eye Butterflybush, Summer-lilac

JK Marlow    jkm160818_650

August    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

Leaves hairless above with dense hairs on underside. Margins finely toothed, per New Invaders of the Northeast and Northcentral US.

image of Buddleja davidii, Orange-eye Butterflybush, Summer-lilac

Paul Thompson    pstbuddleia_davidii

September?        

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

image of Buddleja davidii, Orange-eye Butterflybush, Summer-lilac

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

Month Unknown        

Leaves are shed in autumn and replaced by new ones that remain over winter, per New Invaders of the Northeast and Northcentral US.

image of Buddleja davidii, Orange-eye Butterflybush, Summer-lilac

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

Month Unknown