which has over 100 species is sometimes also
spelled "Buddleja". They are native
primarily to parts of
Africa and the
Americas. As the common name implies, their
flowers often attract butterflies.
named the plant in honor of Reverend Adam
Buddle (1662-1715) from Essex, England. A
friend of Buddle's, Dr William Houstoun
brought the first plants to England from
their native Caribbean area about 1700.