Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Read more about Lindley's Butterflybush at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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John Ruter, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org bug_1580141
Flowers purple without an orange center.Leaves dark green, upper side shiny, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Rare, planted & rarely escaped to disturbed areas
Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Slightly bilaterally symmetrical
4 included stamens
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control p161
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p080