Butterfly-bush - Buddleja davidii

Alternative names

A familiar garden shrub with long, drooping, purple flowers.

Identification difficulty

Roadsides, waste ground and walls.

When to see it

In flower during May, July, August and September.

Life History

Deciduous perennial.

UK Status

Established as a wild plant throughout Britain but more frequent in the south.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent and probably increasing in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 17 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map