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Escobilla Butterflybush
Buddleia scordioides

Loganiaceae (Buddlejaceae)

Escobilla butterfly bush is an aromatic shrub about 3 to 4 feet tall. All parts of the plant are tomentose, or densely hairy, so that the plant looks covered in velvet. The small, aromatic, yellow-green flowers are clustered in wooly heads along the stems at the apexes. It is found in both limestone and igneous soils in West Texas, into New Mexico and south to Mexico. Escobilla forms a compact mound and although the flowers aren't showy, it could be used as a speciman or background plant, for its foliage, aroma and attraction to butterflies.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: yellow, green, white

Blooming Period: summer

Fruit Characteristics: capsule

Height: to 3 feet

Width: to 3 feet

Plant Character: semievergreen

Heat Tolerance: very high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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