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Lantana involucrata

Lantana involucrata L.

Buttonsage, Button-sage

Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: lain2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)

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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec

Distribution

USA: FL
Native Distribution: S. FL to S. America
Native Habitat: Coastal shell ridges

Growing Conditions

Light 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.

Propagation

Description: Propagation is by seed or softwood cuttings.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL

Bibliography

Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Lantana involucrata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lantana involucrata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lantana involucrata

Metadata

Record Modified: 2013-03-27
Research By: TWC Staff

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