butterfly bush


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Here’s a link to an OSU publication on invasive (fertile) butterfly bush. oregonlive, 18 Mar. 2023 While the butterflies enjoy landing atop and feeding on the flat-faced lantana, they’re particularly attracted to the milkweed, yarrow and several varieties of butterfly bush (Buddleja). Nicole Sours Larson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Nov. 2022 Examples of shrubs that flower on new growth include crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia species), beauty berry (Callicarpa species) and butterfly bush (Buddleia species). Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 22 Oct. 2022 Buddleia Chrysalis series is a very compact butterfly bush with large blooms. Janet B. Carson, Arkansas Online, 11 Sep. 2022 This creamy moisturizer uses butterfly bush to fight off damage caused by UV rays and nourishing rosehip oil to reduce hyperpigmentation. Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 9 Aug. 2022 Jacky Parker PhotographyGetty Images Also called butterfly bush, this sturdy flowering shrub withstands drought, blooms all season long and attracts pollinators. Arricca Sansone, Country Living, 24 June 2022 In addition to the abundance of foliage and perennials — including salvia, daylilies, geraniums, butterfly bush, hydrangeas, and more — Lisa has also sprinkled other fun accents throughout the garden. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 9 June 2022 Remove invasive plants such as butterfly bush, Himalayan blackberry, ivy, mullein, thistle and tree of heaven. oregonlive, 31 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of butterfly bush was in 1895

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“Butterfly bush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butterfly%20bush. Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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