lantana

Lamiales > Verbenaceae > Lantana camara L.
Synonym(s): 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.


Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources


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Flower(s);
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Flower(s); flowers
Forest & Kim Starr, U.S. Geological Survey, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); flowers and leaves
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Plant(s); in flower
John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
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Flower(s);
Richard Old, XID Services, Inc., Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Forest & Kim Starr, U.S. Geological Survey, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Richard Old, XID Services, Inc., Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Richard Old, XID Services, Inc., Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); flowers
Forest & Kim Starr, U.S. Geological Survey, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); with red flowers
Forest & Kim Starr, U.S. Geological Survey, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); habit
Forest & Kim Starr, U.S. Geological Survey, Bugwood.org
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Infestation;
Forest & Kim Starr, U.S. Geological Survey, Bugwood.org
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Infestation;
Forest & Kim Starr, U.S. Geological Survey, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); in flower
Forest & Kim Starr, U.S. Geological Survey, Bugwood.org
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Control;
Dan Clark, USDI National Park Service, Bugwood.org
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Invasive Reference(s):

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  • Florida - EPPC list
  • Georgia - EPPC list
  • Invasive Plants: Guide to Identification and the Impacts and Control of Common North American Species


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