Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Buddleia


This is the third and final catch up species today: Buddleia or Butterfly Bush, Buddleja davidii. The irony is that although butterflies love it, it is often responsible for shading out the food plants of the caterpillars. It was introduced from China and is now an established invasive species. The French missionary and botanist, Jean Andre Soulie, who sent it back at the beginning of the twentieth century, was tortured and shot by Tibetan monks in 1905.
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