The Scrophulariaceae Family was named and described by Antoine Laurent de Jussieu in Genera Plantarum in 1789.
Plants of the World Online lists 66 accepted genera in this family commonly known as the figwort family. It is a family of annual and perennial herbs, with one genus of shrubs.
The Butterfly Bush (Buddleja) is a member of this family.
The Wikipedia article about this family states at one time there were about 275 genera and over 5,000 species in this family.
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