Buddleja racemosa Torr.
Wand butterfly-bush, Wand butterflybush
Buddlejaceae (Butterfly-Bush Family)
USDA Symbol: BURA
A low, sometimes straggly, shrub with gray stems streaked with light brown. Growing from crevices in limestone cliffs and on steep, wooded slopes. Leaf blades variable in size and shape, from 3/4 inch long with a wavy margin and a tapered base to 41/2 inches long and resembling an arrowhead with deeply scalloped to coarsely toothed edges. Leaf blade upper surface green, the lower grayish green and covered with crystalline glands and fine hairs barely visible under a l0x hand lens. Flowers minute, in tight clusters on shoots extending above the leaves, the clusters and shoots covered with gray or tawny hairs. Flowers present throughout the summer.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Jacob's Well Natural Area - Wimberley, TX
BibliographyBibref 354 - Native & Naturalized Woody Plants of Austin & the Hill Country (1981) Lynch, D.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Buddleja racemosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Buddleja racemosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Buddleja racemosa
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-08-31
Research By: TWC Staff