Help wildlife, resist the Butterfly Bush

Another excellent post on why Butterfly Bush is, well, as Brittany Spears put it, “not so innocent” and the author offers up six native plants that are far more effective at attracting wildlife.

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/16875538/list/6-Plants-That-Beat-Butterfly-Bush-for-the-Wildlife-Draw

Sorry to burst the feel-good bubble on this popular plant, but it’s becoming a real problem across the country as seed from Buddleia is distributed by birds. The seed sprouts, new plants grow and push out native plants that wildlife depend on. It’s unfortunate that big plant growers/breeders aren’t putting more effort into raising awareness of native plants that perform so much better and do so much for our threatened wildlife.

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