The Reverend’s plant

DAY 164 (16 SEPTEMBER) – Buddleia (Buddleia davidii) (Farnham)

I’ve been putting off the inclusion of buddleia in my diary, on the grounds I thought it was a bit dull. But spotting these white flowers down a little lane made me take a detour from my walk. I also like the sculpural shapes they make against the cloudy sky.

Surprisingly to learn the plant is endemic to Asia, Africa and the Americas. Almost everywhere except here. No idea why, but it was named after the Reverend Adam Buttle, a 17th century botanist and rector.

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