This section is from the book "Handbook Of Hardy Trees, Shrubs, And Herbaceous Plants", by W. Botting Hemsley. Also available from Amazon: Handbook of hardy trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.
A large genus of shrubs, herbs, or even small trees. Leaves opposite, commonly densely tomentose, especially on the under surface. Flowers small, often tomentose, axillary, spicate, capitate, or thyrsoid. Calyx equally 4-toothed. Corolla tubular-campanulate, regular; limb spreading, 4-toothed. Stamens 4, included. Capsule dehiscing septicidally in two valves. About eighty species are known, inhabiting America, Africa, and tropical Asia. The genus was named after Buddie, an English botanist. This and some of the allied genera are now usually referred to Loganiaceae, but having overlooked this genus there we introduce it in its old place.
acutely acuminate, clothed with a dense silvery tomentum beneath, and somewhat rugose above, usually deciduous in our climate. The flowers are small, bright orange, arranged in small globular heads on long peduncles. It is a native of Chili. 2. B. Lindleyana. - A half-hardy shrub with angular glabrous branches, ovate shortly-petiolate serrate leaves, and terminal racemose spikes of purplish red hairy flowers. A native of China.
B. crispa is a very distinct species, from the Himalaya mountains, having very woolly ferruginous cordate-lanceolate toothed or curled leaves and terminal spicate panicles of lilac and brown fragrant flowers, produced in early Spring.
Erinus alpinusis a pretty little herbaceous plant from the Alps and the Pyrenees, growing about 3 or 4 inches high. Leaves small, oblong, dentate, radical rosulate. Flowers racemose, reddish-purple. Corolla re g u 1 a r, funnel-shaped; limb of 5 toothed lobes.
Wulfenia Carinthiaca is a dwarf herb with oblong petiolate doubly toothed leaves and bracteolate racemes of pendent tubular blue flowers, appearing in Summer.