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Butterfly bush This is a non native plant in New England that attracts butterflies. A better alternative is the butterfly weed. The butterfly weed is also quite striking and beautiful. It is orange in color. Buddleja davidii,Geotagged,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Butterfly bush

This is a non native plant in New England that attracts butterflies. A better alternative is the butterfly weed. The butterfly weed is also quite striking and beautiful. It is orange in color.

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''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. It is widely used as an ornamental plant, and many named varieties are in cultivation. ''B. davidii'' is named for the Basque missionary and explorer in China, Father Armand David, who first noticed the shrub. It was found near Ichang by Dr Augustine Henry about 1887 and sent to St Petersburg... more

Similar species: Lamiales
Species identified by Lychee
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Uploaded Sep 2, 2014. Captured Sep 1, 2014 23:17 in 3125 Veterans' Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779, USA.
  • COOLPIX P500
  • f/5.6
  • 10/150s
  • ISO400
  • 66.1mm