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WEYER'S BUTTERFLY-BUSH

Buddleja × weyeriana

Figwort Family [Scrophulariaceae]  

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16th Aug 2010, Ainsdale, Sefton Coast, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
A tall shrub to 5 metres.


14th Aug 2008, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Adlington, Lancs.. Photo: © RWD
Spreads out sideways too. [Himalayan Balsam bottom left].


14th Aug 2008, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Adlington, Lancs.. Photo: © RWD
Lanceolate leaves a dark-green on upper surface, and greyish green on under-surface. The globed flower-heads are in small groupings at the ends of flowering branches.


16th Aug 2010, Ainsdale, Sefton Coast, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Un-opened flowers are greyish green and globular, like an un-exploded mine.


16th Aug 2010, Ainsdale, Sefton Coast, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Opened individual flowers are bright yellow with orange deep inside their trumpet-like tubular form. Slightly flared at the end, with four very short petals with slight notches; they appear square-ish.


16th Aug 2010, Ainsdale, Sefton Coast, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
A bee taking the place of a butterfly. The fleshy stems are square. Those covered in bark may not be.


14th Aug 2008, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Adlington, Lancs.. Photo: © RWD
Light-green four-lobed sepal tubes run 1/3 of the way up the orange flower tube, which then rapidly flares out into four short yellow petals.


16th Aug 2010, Ainsdale, Sefton Coast, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Finely serrated lanceolate leaves a dark-green on upper surface, and whitish-green on under-surface.


14th Aug 2008, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Adlington, Lancs.. Photo: © RWD
The leaves peel off the square stems in stemless pairs just beneath the pair of opposite stalks leading to the globular clusters of flowers. The fleshy stems are ridged and of square cross section, and covered in short woolly hairs imparting a greyish green coloration.


The Hybrid between: Butterfly Bush (Buddleja davidii) and Orange-Ball-Tree (Buddleja globosa).

Uniquely identifiable characteristics

Distinguishing Feature :

Much more likely to be found growing in a garden than in the wild.


  Buddleja × weyeriana  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Scrophulariaceae  

Distribution

 BSBI maps
genus8Buddleja
Buddleja
(Butterfly-Bushes)

WEYER'S BUTTERFLY-BUSH

Buddleja × weyeriana

Figwort Family [Scrophulariaceae]  

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