Wand Butterflybush

Wand Butterflybush Plant Information


Wand Butterflybush grows in the following 1 states:

Texas

Buddleja racemosa, commonly known as the Wand (or Texas) Butterfly Bush, is endemic to the southern edge of the limestone Edwards Plateau in Texas, United States, from Austin to Rocksprings, growing around streams, creeks and springs at elevations of 250 - 750m. The plant was first named and described by John Torrey in 1859.

B. racemosa is a small, lax, dioecious shrub 0.3 - 1.5m tall, with greyish-brown rimose bark and persistent old branches. The young branches are terete, tomentose and glandular, bearing small subcoriaceous ovate-oblong to lanceolate leaves 3 - 10cm long by 1.5 - 4cm wide, with petioles <2cm long. The pale yellow inflorescences are 8 - 30cm long, usually comprising 8 - 12 pairs of small globose heads 0.5 - 0.7cm in diameter, each head with 6 - 12 flowers. Ploidy: 2n = 38.
Norman identifies two varieties distinguished by the number of stellate hairs on the undersides of the leaves:
The species is not known to be in cultivation.

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