Also spelled Buddleia davidii.  Do not confuse with the several other species also called butterfly bush, including common milkweed/butterfly flower  Asclepias syriaca, orange-ball-tree  Buddleja globosa, fringed iris/butterfly flower  Iris japonica, butterfly bush  Rotheca myricoides and butterfly flower  genus Schizanthus, and the similar-named butterfly milkweed  Asclepias tuberosa.

Part of figwort  family Scrophulariaceae.

Native to central 🇨🇳 China, and 🇯🇵 Japan.   Invasive > 🌐︎ global Invasive > 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 Canada+USA Invasive > report it! Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > Michigan

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
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