Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Lindley's Butterfly-bush - Buddleja lindleyana   Fortune
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DistributionScattered in 6 counties across the state: Graham County (no date available), Rutherford County in 1953, Forsyth County in 1950, Orange County in 1990, Sampson County in 1957, and Onslow County in 1997. Certainly it has escaped in a few other counties without collections.

Native of China; In N.A. NC to FL and TX; also AZ.
AbundanceVery rare to rare.
HabitatRoadsides, roadside thicket, along creek by spring.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting June-October.
IdentificationThis butterfly-bush species has relatively wide and long leaves as in B. davidii. However, it differs in its untoothed leaf margins and granular farinose inflorescence, versus toothed leaves and a non-farinose inflorescence in that more familiar garden species. The flowers are more narrowly tubular than in B. davidii, and most flowers are lavender to purple in color. It is not overly fragrant or a good butterfly attractant, as least as compared to that species.
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