Butterfly Bush

For obvious reason I like tucking in my handy digital camera anywhere I go – be it in a store, whenever I pay sister and my nieces a visit or when someone invites me out. How fascinated I am to taking pictures of almost anything I see around is no secret to all who knows me.

And indeed when a friend invited me for dinner few days back at their home, these potted plants below caught my attention.

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I must admit I don’t have that magic green thumb they’re saying is what it takes to grow plants but I certainly do get attracted to some of them too especially peculiar ones. And when I saw these, I thought I have a place on the web where I can make them known to people.

Perhaps like you, I wasn’t sure too what it is exactly called (my friend simply said butterfly plant) until I looked it up on the Internet.

So, friend was right… Butterfly Bush or Butterfly Plant, it is!

Scientifically called Buddleja davidii, butterfly bush, is a shrub that produces flowers that attracts swallowtails. Butterfly plants are of Chinese and Japanese origin, but are now the main features of American butterfly gardens designed to lure those colourful, winged insects. They can also make an attractive landscaping plant especially when its colors are grouped in masses. Blooms on the plants can be purple, green, pink, white, or red although I haven’t seen the other 3 colors yet. Other variety must have it.

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9 comments

  1. cool! they look butterflies. i've never seen plants like this until today :) beautiful

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  2. those are very lovely, how could they be able to grow such plants in a butterfly shapes! What a brilliant creation! I could also do the same thing, will definitely take pictures as well if I've seen such cleverness in a plant. This is worth keeping for home decors. Nice one...

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  3. Wow! I thought they aren't real flowers! Just amazing! I haven't actually seen such yet, ever! Thanks for sharing this, Nance! Really beautiful nature!

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  4. they certainly nice butterfly plant. flowering plants like this is good idea my mom used to have plants this. probably she starting a plant for their new home.

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  5. Very unique plant. I thought at first look it's artificial :-) real flower diay.

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  6. Wow! Unique and beautiful plant. This is my first time to see it and hear about it

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  7. wow, they're pretty and unique! I don't remember seeing this kind of plant before...nice!

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  8. It look butterfly :-) so pretty plants :-) I am not sure if I have green thumb but when I planted flowers this summer, they grow blooming and beautifully on the front yard :-) I feel sad that it will not last longer as the chilly days are coming.

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  9. That's so neat first time i've ever seen that! cool

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