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Named for Rev. Adam Buddle (1660-1715) English botanist and vicar of Farmbridge in Essex.
Stearn, W.T. (1996). Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners. Cassell.


Family name change - previously Buddlejaceae
Plants of the World online, Kew Science link


Although not common there are a number of reports of people who have developed acute skin rashes, urticaria and wheezing after working with Buddleia plants. Please note: there is no information as to which species provoke this reaction.

Geographical distribution

  • Africa, Southern Africa, Cape Provinces

Buddleja glomerata Wendl. ex Benth.

Genus: Buddleja
Species: glomerata Wendl. ex Benth.
Common names: Karoo Sage
Distribution summary: South Africa (S.E.Cape)
Habit: Shrub
Hardiness: H4 - Hardy; average winter
Habitat: Rocky areas in sparse forests, grassland and open bushland
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Southern Hemisphere Wolfson bed (N), Southern Hemisphere (K)
Flowering months: July, August
Reason for growing: Commemorative, toxic

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