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Inflorescence: Spike 10-20 cm with terminal white flowers few mm. 4 lobes. Leaves Linear lanceolate. 
A large shrub. Leaves opposite, lanceolate, tomentose beneath. Flowers fragrant, dense terminal axillary spikes. It produce fragrant tiny white flowers during November to April.


Buddleja asiatica:
Buddleja asiatica
Family Buuddlejaceae.
Shrub observed in Tamhini Western ghats.
Conspicuous features observed.
Inflorescence: Spike 10-20 cm with terminal white flowers few mm. 4 lobes.
Leaves Linear lanceolate.
Pl. validate.
Identification from FFOS. The flowers on FOI site look a bit different.

– Plant on FOI site is from Shimla and is bound to differ from a Sahyadri plant.

– this is Buddleja asiatica. please find my image on Buddleja asiatica


Buddleja id Kalatope Al032512: I think this could be Buddleja asiatica…. Is it..??
Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 1200 mts
Habit Shrub
Habitat wild
Height 7 feet
Season March

I think you are right


Pls advise – growing buddleia asiatica in warmer summer zone:
I have got a buddleia asiatica seedling from Darjeeling in Nov end 2012 & brought that to Kolkata / Calcutta, West Bengal I planted the same in 6 inch tub on my roof top.

The plant is growing remarkably fast. It is now new about 18+ inch & many branches also came out from the main steam. New branches are also growing at satisfactory level. Pls find the attachment for the pics.
It is now in 6 inch tub / pot on my roof top as it is winter now. The summer is coming back soon. I think , before summer I have to plant the same in my garden to save it from excessive heat of summer. I am confused to choose the place in may garden.
My Garden is a small garden of 600 sq ft only & full of green. I have different different environments in my garden . Some parts are heavy dry. Some parts are semi wet. Some are quite wet place. Some parts are quite shady – some parts are partial shady – some are quite sunny. I am confused regarding selection of plot for it.
Next advise , I am seeking from you that how to prepare soil for the plot of buddleia asiatica. What are the ingredients should I mix with the garden soil.
Pls find the attachments for the top view of main plantation area of my garden for your reference.
Pls advise.
NB – I know this might not be the forum to discuss about this, I posted it here to get experts advises. The plant is an asset for my butterfly garden & I want to save it in any cost.

You may find the following links useful :-

How to identify / differentiate buddleia asiatica Male / Female plant ?? Pls guide me.:
How to identify / differentiate buddleia asiatica Male / Female plant ?? Pls guide me.

I have read in the internet that Buddleia Asiatica is a gender specific plant (not flower) = Male Plant , Female Plant. Is it so ? How to identify / differentiate buddleia asiatica Male / Female plant ?? Pls guide me. I have 1 Buddleia Asiatica at my garden , If I can identify it’s gender , I can bring another plant of opposite gender.

I think the plants produces mostly bisexual flowers, so there should not be separate male and female plants.

This shrub was shot from Chakrata and later from Gori valley area..
I hope this can be Buddleia asiatica Lour. ..    please validate/correct me..

Yes it is B.asiatica.


Scrophulariaceae fortnight :: Buddleja asiatica Tamhini ghat Pune SMP25 : 3 images. 2 posts by 2 authors.
Buddleja asiatica
A large shrub. Leaves opposite, lanceolate, tomentose beneath.
Flowers fragrant, dense terminal axillary spikes.

Lovely pics …


Buddleja asiatica Lour. is a common shrub in mid hills of Uttarakhand occurring up to 1800m altitude.
It produce fragrant tiny white flowers during November to April.
Photographed near Bageshwar in Uttarakhand.
Previously in Buddlejaceae, it is now placed in Scrophulariaceae.

I could click only vegetative at Kashmir University Botanical Garden, so did not upload. Waiting for my catch of flowering.

Nice fresh flowers. Thanks for sharing. I have posted the one from Western ghats.

Buddleja asiatica Lour. also placed in Buddlejaceae Loganiaceae
at Kodagu Valley in Coorg on 30 MAR 11

A species seen in Western ghats as well as in North.


Buddleia Sp. : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.

Pls see the attachment for the picture of the 1st ever bloom of Buddleia asiatica, at our garden at Sodpur, Kolkata, West Bengal. Pls rectify the ID , if I am wrong.
Pls also let me know if there is any garden / park /wild area at Kolkata or nearby, where I can find any buddleia sp.
I want to visit the place to see the plant (s) closely & know about the plant in details physically.
Eagerly waiting for reply(s)

I agree with your id


Fwd: [efloraofindia:223062] Plant for Id Plant for Id PC100515 3 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Please identify the plant. North Sikkim, April – 2015.

Looks like Buddleja asiatica (Buddlejaceae).

Plant for id, Sikkim April-15 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Please identify this plant found on the roadside on the slopes.

I hope Buddleia asiatica.

Buddleja asiatica Lour. (accepted name) ?? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
Location : Pharpingl, Nepal
Date : 20 March 2017
Altitude : 4800 ft

I think matches with images at Buddleja asiatica


Buddleja paniculata Wall. (accepted name) ???? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (11)

Location: Surbinayak, Gundu, Nepal  
Date: 28 March 2017
Altitude: 5500 ft.
Or  Buddleja asiatica Lour.  ????

To me these look different from images at Buddleja paniculata, but close to images at Buddleja asiatica

B. asiatica it is.

B. asiatica.


Tree for Id ( from Bhutan) – 16032018SH2 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3) – 1 Mb each.

Tree for id pl.
Location – Near Gangtey (Bhutan)
Date – March. 2018

Is it Buddleja asiatica..?

Buddleja? Pl. check

To me it seems to be Buddleja sp. May be Buddleja asiatica (BUTTERFLY BUSH)
Thanks … The flowers reminded me of Heliotropium indicum.

Buddleja asiatica likely

Buddleja for ID :: Jammu :: May2018 MK001 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Please help me identifying this large herb. I saw this as a roadside bush. Could this be Buddleja sp.?
Habitat: roadside
Alt.: 310 m asl
Date: 25.01.2018
Place: Jammu (outskirts, rural), J & K

Yes, can be Buddleia asiatica

Buddleja asiatica Lour. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
Location: Chobhar, Kathmandu, Nepal  
Date: 7 August 2018
Elevation: 4500 ft.
Habit : Wild


Buddleja asiatica Lour. : 9 posts by 1 author. 9 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Godawari
Date:  7 January 2020
Elevation: 1698m.
Habitat: Wild


BUDDLEJA ASIATICA : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- around 800 kb each.
Attaching images of Buddleja asiatica (WHITE BUTTERFLY BUSH)


Id Needed!!: 3 images.

ID requested
Location : Gulmi, West Nepal
Altitude : 850 m
Habitat : shrub/grassland
Date March 2020

Buddleja asiatica Lour.


Identification needed!: 3 heic images.
please help me to identify this species (up to species level)Location: Nuwakot, Central Nepal
Altitude: 1011 m
Date: March 2022
found on a roadside near a human settlement

Buddleja asiatica Lour.


Buddleja asiatica Lour.: 10 very high res. images.
Location: Chandragiri, Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude : 1886m.
Date: 05 December2022
Habitat : Wild

Yes, appears close to images at


Id of a Shrub – ID04032024SH3: 2 high res. images.

Shrub for Id pl.
Location – Lava Road, Gorubathan,West Bengal
Date – February 2024

Buddleja asiatica Lour. !

Yes Sir