Late winter is traditionally Buddleja time, a genus of which we have three species occurring naturally
Buddleja salviifolia (top left), a woody shrub to ± 2 m high, is common in disturbed areas and along streams on BNR . Always noticeable with its sweet scent, the flowers range from deep mauve to a rare, dirty white colour.
Buddleja auriculata (top right) is somewhat less common and has white flowers, and the lower leaf surface distinctly white. It flowers a couple of weeks before B. salviifolia.
Buddleja saligna (right) is much less common on the reserve and occupies slightly drier habitats. Also white flowers produced in early summer.