Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3980

Shrub
Perennial

Native to Florida & extreme se GA; introduced in AL & SC

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare (an endemic)

Look for it in coastal strands, xeric hammocks, scrubby pine flatwoods, on the edges of brackish marshes, dunes, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems not armed

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
Obscurely 2-4 lobed calyx
4-lobed salverform corolla
4 included stamens, attached to corolla tube

FRUIT:

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lantana depressa var. floridana   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lantana depressa var. floridana   FAMILY Verbenaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Lantana camara

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 162-05-001:
Lantana ovatifolia   FAMILY Verbenaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Lantana ovatifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Lantana, East Florida Lantana


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image of Lantana depressa var. floridana, Florida Lantana, East Florida Lantana

Keith Bradley    kab_l_depressa_flori_9275

July    Miami-Dade County    FL

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

A large bushy yellow-flowered shrub endemic Florida’s east coast, per The Lantana Mess, A Critical Look at the Genus in Florida (Hammer, 2004).