butterflybush USDA PLANTS Symbol: BUDDL2
U.S. Nativity:
Habit: Shrub or Subshrub
Buddleja spp. L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Scrophulariales: Buddlejaceae

Butterfly bushes are common ornamentals throughout the United States that escapes cultivation to invade natural areas. Over 100 species of butterfly bush exist in the genus Buddleja from many areas of the world, many of which are used as ornamentals. They are planted to attract butterflies and can be found throughout most parts of the United States. A variety of habitats are at risk of being invaded, including forest edges, roadsides, old fields, river banks, and other disturbed areas. The abundant seed is wind dispersed allowing butterfly bush to spread rapidly.

Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources

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Flower(s);
J. Scott Peterson, USDA NRCS PLANTS Database, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Richard A. Casagrande, University of Rhode Island, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
Richard A. Casagrande, University of Rhode Island, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
Britt Slattery, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.


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