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Buddleja scordioides (Escobilla butterflybush)
Anderson, Wynn

Buddleja scordioides

Buddleja scordioides Kunth

Escobilla Butterflybush, Escobilla

Buddlejaceae (Butterfly-Bush Family)


USDA Symbol: busc

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Flowers are strung on the stem at the ascending stem apexes.



Growing Conditions

Soil Moisture: Dry


Use Ornamental: It has good potential as a landscape plant because it is comnpact, evergreen, and bears interesting flower clusters.
Use Medicinal: A teas made from the leaves is used to treat indigestion.
Use Other: Reported to be a good browse for livestock.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

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

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


Record Modified: 2022-10-11
Research By: TWC Staff

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