Lantana camara     
Bush lantana   
Verbenaceae Family     

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Flower form
Form: upright shrub with sprawling branches
Seasonality: semi evergreen
Size: usually 2-4ft with equal spread, to 5ft in warmest locations
Leaves: simple, opposite, to 3in long, serrate margins; stiff and rough with sandpaper-like feel, prominent tricones
Flowers: branch terminals; multicolored with mixed color hues, found in yellows and oranges, blues and reds, etc.; hybridizes easily; bloom from spring to fall
Fruit: small black or blue-black berries; poisonous
Stems/Trunks: woody when old, sprawling
Range/Origin: tropical regions of the Americas; naturalizes easily
Hardiness: damaged at 28°F, dies to ground at mid to low twenties, regrows quickly

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Lantana bush
Lantana camara
Lantana bush
NOTES:

called (or perhaps, equated to) Lantana horrida by Warren Jones

many varieties available, reflecting easy hybridization of the species, with much and blending of flower colors


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