Definition of buddleia
: any of a genus (Buddleia of the family Loganiaceae) of shrubs or small trees of warm regions with showy terminal clusters of usually purple or white flowers —called also butterfly bush
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Pentas, lantana, verbena, zinnia, salvias, Mexican butterfly weed and buddleia are excellent flowering plants to attract butterflies to your garden this summer.
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Origin and Etymology of buddleia
New Latin, genus name, from Adam Buddle †1715 English botanist
First Known Use: 1763
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