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Buddleja racemosa (Wand butterflybush)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Buddleja racemosa

Buddleja racemosa Torr.

Wand Butterflybush, Wand Butterfly-bush

Buddlejaceae (Butterfly-Bush Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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 4 1/2 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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall. Pendent stems up to about 5 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug



From the National Organizations Directory

According 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

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Buddleja racemosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Buddleja racemosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Buddleja racemosa


Record Modified: 2023-03-14
Research By: TWC Staff

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