Butterfly Bush – The Best Common Name

Plants can be referred to by either a common or binomial name. Common names vary from place to place and from language to language, whilst binomial names are standardised worldwide. A species can have many common names but only one binomial name. As a professional Horticulturalist binomial names are more useful to me.

In the case of Buddleja sp. the common name “Butterfly Bush” has to be my preference. Today I took some photographs of the butterflies enjoying their bush! Photos below.

Above Vanessa atalanta.

Above Aglais io.