butterfly bush

noun
any tropical shrub belonging to the genus Buddleia, of the logania family, having clusters of showy lilac, white, or yellow flowers.

Origin:
1930–35

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butterfly bush
 
n
another name for buddleia

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Example sentences
Butterfly bush, lantana, pincushion flower and verbena were added as nectar plants for the adult butterflies.
Thus, this tree is sometimes mistaken for the butterfly bush.
In addition to the plants listed for hummingbirds, butterfly bush is especially attractive.
Sit and view the bees, wasps, and butterflies attracted to the butterfly bush when in bloom.
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