largeleaf lantana USDA PLANTS SYMBOL: LACA2
Lantana camara L.
Synonym(s): lantana, largeleaf lantana

Lantana is a perennial shrub that can grow from 6-15 ft. (1.8-4.6 m). Leaves are ovate and opposite along the square stem. Stems and leaves emit an unpleasant “spicy” smell when crushed. Flowers are colorful, tubular, 4-petaled and occur nearly all year long. Flowers can be orange, pink or white with different colored flowers occurring in the same cluster. Fruits are small, round like a berry, green to black and shiny. Lantana is native to Central and South America and occurs in open to partly shaded moist areas. It was introduced into the United States in the 1800s.

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