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Lantana involucrata L.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
DistributionUSA: FL Native Distribution:
to S. America Native Habitat:
Coastal shell ridges
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
Record Last Modified: 2013-03-27
Research By: TWC Staff