Oh yes, this IS a butterfly bush, I remember it from my childhood, we had it in our garden, we spent DAYS/WEEKS with watching the butterfly bush, catching butterflies and smelling its wonderful fragrance. Even to today, I get high when I see the flowers and smell the fragrance. :)
I don’t think it’s related to lilacs. It’s of the Buddleia family, and is known simply as Butterfly Bush. It blooms all summer long and they get very large here, mine are almost evergreen and I prune them every few years. They attracts TONS of butterflies and hummingbirds. There are several colors of them now, probably the most common is white. Thanks for your comments. :)
I have never seen the flowers of this plant up close and I had no idea they ever had the “butterscotch” color inside. Next time I see one, I’ll take a closer look. Thanks for a lovely shot, and thanks for visiting my blog (and the compliment!).
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