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Butterfly Bush

A plant native to China but now well established in Dorset on waste ground and railway embankments.



Common Name Butterfly Bush
Scientific Name Buddleja davidii
Species Group Garden Escapes
Interest Level
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Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
Status Locally common
Flower Colour Group Purple
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
Preferred Environment
Look for The large purple flower spikes so adored by butterflies and other insects
Additional Identification Notes
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Garden Escapes