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Butterfly Bush
White buddleia closeup.jpg
Buddleja davidii (white flowered form)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Tribe: Buddlejeae[1]
Genus: Buddleja
Type species
Buddleja americana

About 100 species, see text.


Adenoplea Radlk.
Adenoplusia Radlk.
Buddleia L., orth. var.
Chilianthus Burch.[3]

Buddleja is a genus in the figwort family, Scrophulariaceae, although previously it had been placed the Logania family. They are commonly called butterfly bushes. Buddleja davidii is the type species. It is in the order Lamiales (previously Gentianales).

References[change | change source]

  1. "Genus Buddleja". Taxonomy. UniProt. Retrieved 2009-10-21.
  2. "Buddleja L." TROPICOS. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2009-10-21.
  3. "Genus Buddleja L." Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2006-04-20. Retrieved 2010-11-29.