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.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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