Buddleia, sometimes called the Butterfly bush, is a flowering shrub that is common on waste ground and in gardens. The shrub has large groups of lilac flowers that are fragrant and highly attractive to butterflies, bees and hoverflies.

Buddleia originate from China and Japan and were introduced in to Britain in the 1900s.

A photograph of Buddleia flowers.

A photograph of Buddleia flowers. The flowers are very attractive to insects, especially butterflies.

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