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Buddleja scordioides
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  • Buddleja scordioides Kunth var. capitata Watson

Buddleja scordioides is endemic to central Arizona, southeastern New Mexico, southwestern Texas, and the Chihuahua Desert of Mexico, growing amidst xeric thorn-scrub on alkaline soils at elevations of 600 – 2,500 m. The species was first named and described by Kunth in 1818.


Buddleja scordioides is a weedy dioecious shrub 0.3 – 1.2 m tall with shredding bark. The young branches are subquadrangular and tomentose, bearing small oblong to linear membranaceous grayish-green leaves 1 – 3 cm long by 0.3 – 0.8 cm wide, rugose above, and tomentose on both surfaces. The sage - scented lemon - yellow leafy inflorescences are 2 – 10 cm long, comprising 3 – 15 pairs of sessile clusters, each with 15 – 20 flowers, the corollas 1.5 – 2 mm long. Ploidy: 2n = 38.


The species is not known to be in cultivation.

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