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Buddleja cordata

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Buddlejaceae
Scientific name  Buddleja cordata
Order  Lamiales
Genus  Buddleja
Rank  Species
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Similar  Buddleja americana, Buddleja sessiliflora, Alnus jorullensis, Buddlejaceae, Butterfly bush

Buddleja cordata is endemic to Mexico, growing along forest edges and water courses at elevations of 1500–3000 m; it has also naturalized in parts of Ethiopia. The species was first described and named by Kunth in 1818.


Buddleja cordata Buddleja cordata observed by elizatorres 1029 AM CDT on July 12


Buddleja cordata Buddleja cordata observed by juancarloslopezdominguez on December 24

B. cordata is a large deciduous dioecious shrub or tree < 20 m tall in the wild. The trunk, which can reach 45 cm in diameter, has a furrowed bark, brownish or blackish in colour. The ovate to narrowly elliptical leaves are opposite and paired, 4–23  cm long by 3–14cm wide, on petioles 1–4 cm long. The terminal inflorescences are paniculate, 6–30 cm long with at least two orders of branches, the lowermost subtended by leaves, the uppermost by small bracts. The small fragrant flowers are grouped into shortly pedunculate cymules, the corollas white, cream, or yellow, with a flush of orange at the throat, 1.5–2.5 long. Ploidy: 2n = 76 (tetraploid).


Buddleja cordata Buddleja cordata Wikiwand

The species is cold hardy in the UK. A large specimen grows in the Centenary Border of the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Hampshire, another as part of the NCCPG national collection at Longstock Park Nursery, also in Hampshire. Hardiness: USDA zone 8.


Buddleja cordata Buddleia Gardening in the Coastal Southeast

The species (and the genus as a whole) contain secondary metabolites such as flavonoids and iridoid glycosides which have shown much promise in the treatment of cancers and a wide range of other disorders.


Buddleja cordata Wikipedia

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