Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


795

Shrub
Perennial

Non-native: West Indies
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Piedmont) (uncommon in SC, rare in NC)

Look for it in disturbed areas, esp near the coast, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

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

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
US Fish & Wildlife Service

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
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:
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 camara   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lantana camara   FAMILY Verbenaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 162-05-002:
Lantana camara   FAMILY Verbenaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Lantana, Hedgeflower