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Butterfly Bush
Buddleja davidii (white flowered form)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Tribe: Buddlejeae
Genus: Buddleja
Type species
Buddleja americana

About 100 species, see text.


Adenoplea Radlk.
Adenoplusia Radlk.
Buddleia L., orth. var.
Chilianthus Burch.

Buddleja is a genus in the figwort family, Scrophulariaceae, although previously it had been placed the Logania family. They are commonly called butterfly bushes. Buddleja davidii is the type species. It is in the order Lamiales (previously Gentianales).

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