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smoke bush

smoke bush

Buddleja madagascariensis (Buddlejaceae)

Buddleja madagascariensis, commonly known as smoke bush or butterfly bush, is a popular ornamental that has spread into natural areas. The Division of Forestry and Wildlife of the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources has designated smoke bush as one of Hawaii's Most Invasive Horticultural Plants. Additionally, when tested by the Hawaii and Pacific Islands Weed Risk Assessment, Buddleja madagascariensis was ranked as a pest.

Smoke Bush is a climbing shrub capable of growing into the tree canopy, with 3-5" gray-green leaves and clusters of small orange flowers. It is commonly found in open or disturbed areas. Smoke bush currently only occurs in a few areas on Oahu.

For more information:

Link to smoke bush (Leptospermum scoparium) images
smoke bush flowers and fruit
(Buddleja madagascariensis)

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The source material for the content of this page was provided by the OISC and edited by HEAR. Images provided to, and modified by, HEAR by Pacific Islands Ecosystems at Risk (PIER) and Forest and Kim Starr. This page was created on 20 April 2003 by LF, and was last updated on 27 March 2007 by LF. Valid HTML 4.01!