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View USF Tampa Plant Record: Buddleja davidii

Scientific Name Buddleja davidii
Common Name Butterfly bush
Family Scrophulariaceae
Info "Buddleja davidii, also called summer lilac, butterfly-bush, or orange eye, is a species of flowering plant in the family Scrophulariaceae, native to Sichuan and Hubei provinces in central China, and also Japan. B. davidii is a vigorous shrub with an arching habit, growing to 5 m (16 ft) in height. The pale brown bark becomes deeply fissured with age. The branches are quadrangular in section, the younger shoots covered in a dense indumentum. The opposite lanceolate leaves are 7 ñ 13 cm long, tomentose beneath when young. The honey-scented lilac to purple inflorescences are terminal panicles, < 20 cm long."
Found By "Douglas Franz, Angel Aquino"
Date Found 2/7/2013
Links "http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/animalsAndPlants/noxious-weeds/weed-identification/butterfly-bush.aspx, http://www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apni?TAXON_NAME=Buddleja+davidii, http://www.hort.uconn.edu/plants/b/buddav/buddav1.html"
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