Lantana involucrata L.
Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)
USDA Symbol: LAIN2
A heavily branched, unarmed shrub, growing to about 3 ft. Downy oval leaves have toothed edges. Flowers are small, white to lavender, and arranged in clusters. The fragrant blossoms are followed by purple fruit.
This species is a member of the verbena family (family Verbenaceae), which includes about 75 genera and 3,000 species of herbs, shrubs, and trees, mostly of tropical and warm temperate regions. Among them, teak is a highly prized furniture wood, and Vervain, Lantana, Lippia or Frog Fruit, and Chase Tree or Vitex are grown as ornamentals.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Well-drained, ridge soils.
Conditions Comments: Useful as a foundation planting or low hedge. Can get leggy but will remain dense with periodic pruning. A naturalized lantana species, Lantana camara, is becoming a weed problem in some tropical areas.
PropagationDescription: Propagation is by seed or softwood cuttings.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL
BibliographyBibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lantana involucrata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lantana involucrata in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-03-27
Research By: TWC Staff