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Wand Butterflybush
Buddleia racemosa

Loganiaceae (Buddlejaceae)

Wand butterfly bush is endemic (native only to a specific area) to the Edwards Plateau along the Devil's River in Val Verde County. It is a low shrub to about 3 feet high, with drooping branches that have long racemes covered with cream-colored flowers. It is often found along limestone cliffs or steep banks. The leaves are opposite, ovate or lanceolate, smooth and green above and light and fuzzy underneath. The variety incana has leaves that are brown and densely hairy underneath.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub

Exposure: partial sun

Flower Color: creamy white

Blooming Period: summer

Fruit Characteristics: capsule

Height: to 3 feet

Width: to 3 feet

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: very high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: neutral

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8

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