The Butterfly-Bush (Buddleja davidii) is a flowering shrub in the Scrophulariaceae family. It is also known as the Summer Lilac or Orange Eye.
It is native to central China and Japan.
It grows in an arch-shape, up to 5 metres (16 feet) tall. The pale-brown bark becomes fissured with age.
Its leaves are 7-13 centimetres (3-5 inches) long. The flowers are purple, lilac, pink, yellow, or white inflorescences 20 centimetres (8 inches) long.
The flowers are hermaphroditic, having both male and female parts on the same plant. The flowers are sweet and attract many species of butterflies that feed on the nectar.
The Butterfly-Bush blooms in summer.
Photographed in Paris, France, August 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls