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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Lantana strigocamara   FAMILY Verbenaceae   Go to FSUS key



SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lantana camara   FAMILY Verbenaceae

INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Lantana camara ssp. camara

INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Lantana strigocamara

INCLUDED WITHIN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)

Lantana camara

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 162-05-002:

Lantana camara   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Lantana camara

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Lantana, Hedgeflower


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image of Lantana strigocamara, Common Lantana, Hedgeflower

Keith Bradley    kab_lantana_camara_2161

June    Polk County    NC

image of Lantana strigocamara, Common Lantana, Hedgeflower

Keith Bradley    kab_lantana_camara_76996

July    Miami-Dade County    FL

Flat, compact, 1" clusters of small variously-colored flowers, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control (Kaufman & Kaufman, 2007).

image of Lantana strigocamara, Common Lantana, Hedgeflower

Keith Bradley    kab_lantana_camara_77017

July    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Lantana strigocamara, Common Lantana, Hedgeflower

Keith Bradley    kab_lantana_camara_77034

July    Miami-Dade County    FL

This is probably Africa's most widespread terrestrial invasive plant, per BioNET-EAFRINET.

image of Lantana strigocamara, Common Lantana, Hedgeflower

Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org    bug_5286006

Month Unknown        HI

Notoriously poisonous and deaths have been reported throughout its range, per The Lantana Mess, A Critical Look at the Genus in Florida (Hammer, 2004).

image of Lantana strigocamara, Common Lantana, Hedgeflower

Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org    bug_5286041

Month Unknown        

In some African countries, possession can result in fines, jail & beatings, per The Lantana Mess, A Critical Look at the Genus in Florida (Hammer, 2004).

image of Lantana strigocamara, Common Lantana, Hedgeflower

Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org     bug_5287049

Month Unknown        

image of Lantana strigocamara, Common Lantana, Hedgeflower

Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org    bug_5287071

Month Unknown        

The leaves are pointed ovals w teeth along the leaf edges & a rough surface, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control (Kaufman & Kaufman, 2007).

image of Lantana strigocamara, Common Lantana, Hedgeflower

Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org    bug_5489116

Month Unknown        

Shiny green-black fruits form throughout the year & are dispursed by birds, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control (Kaufman & Kaufman, 2007).

 

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Lantana strigocamara   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lantana camara   FAMILY Verbenaceae

INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Lantana camara ssp. camara

INCLUDING Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Lantana strigocamara

INCLUDED WITHIN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Lantana camara

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 162-05-002:
Lantana camara   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Lantana camara

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

795

Shrub
Perennial

Habitat: Disturbed areas, especially near the coast, per Weakley's Flora

Non-native: of garden hybrid origin

Common in GA Coastal Plain, uncommon in SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems armed with recurved prickles on the angles

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

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

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

 

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