7/3/2009 8:39 PM
I saw this plant today when I was visiting Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach. It is a Buddleja (Buddleia) Paniculata, a Butterfly Bush. Obviously, butterflys love it. This one was flittering from flower to flower when I first discovered the plant and 45 minutes later when I was ready to leave the park, this guy was still flittering from flower to flower. The flowers may be tiny but, do-they-smell! The perfume is hard to describe, but here goes -- sweet, spicy and citrusy. A totally delicious scent! I felt like I was transforming in to a bee or butterfly, I found it difficult to draw myself away from the plant and kept sniffing the flowers!
I do not know why, but this plant is difficult to find online. Apparently someone was able to find it and donated two of them to the Mounts.
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By grand duke on
9/22/2011 12:14 PM
Re: Buddleja (Buddleia) Paniculata, a Butterfly Bush
I totaly agree that this plant can not be found in the internet.