- any shrub belonging to the genus Buddleia, of the logania family, having opposite, lance-shaped leaves and clusters of flowers, comprising the butterfly bushes.
Origin of buddleia
< New Latin (Linnaeus), named after Adam Buddle (died 1715), English botanist; see -ia
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So I can just add a word about the lovely new summer lilac or buddleia.Gardening for Little Girls
Olive Hyde Foster
I also noticed Sedgwickia again, and got abundance of ferns, a Buddleia, and a fine Amaranthacea.
Buddleia Neemda and wild plantain continue, the latter is probably a distinct species; leaves subtis glauco niveis.
Buddleia Neemda is found about Churra, but not commonly; and soon disappears.
The Buddleia, the Magnolia, and one or two other flowers always have this power over me.A Year in a Lancashire Garden
Henry Arthur Bright
- any ornamental shrub of the genus Buddleia, esp B. davidii, which has long spikes of mauve flowers and is frequently visited by butterflies: family BuddleiaceaeAlso called: butterfly bush
C19: named after A. Buddle (died 1715), British botanist
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