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Buddleja sessiliflora

Buddleja sessiliflora Kunth

Rio Grande Butterflybush, Tepozan

Buddlejaceae (Butterfly-Bush Family)


USDA Symbol: buse

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


Native Habitat: Stream, river banks

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Sandy


Use Ornamental: Attractive
Use Wildlife: Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-insects, Browse
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:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX


Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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