Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2180

Shrub; Subshrub
Perennial

Non-native: South America
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Pink/ Purplish
Bilaterally symmetrical
Obscurely 2-4 lobed calyx
4-lobed salverform corolla
4 included stamens, attached to corolla tube

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Black/Blue-black

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lantana montevidensis   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lantana montevidensis   FAMILY Verbenaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Trailing Shrub-verbena, Polecat-geranium


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Ron Lance    rwl2180_a

May        

Dk green coarsely toothed 1" leaves; 1-1.5" clusters of rosy-lilac flowers, per The Southern Living Garden Book.