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Lantana depressa var. depressa  (Pineland trailing lantana)
Cressler, Alan

Lantana depressa var. depressa

Lantana depressa Small var. depressa

Pineland Trailing Lantana, Gold Lantana, Pineland Lantana, Rockland Shrub Verbena, Depressed Shrub Verbena

Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)

Synonym(s): Lantana ovatifolia var. reclinata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Florida state-listed Endangered species. Along with Lantana depressa var. floridana and Lantana depressa var. sanibelenisis, this is one of three subspecific taxa endemic to southern Florida, each geographically separated.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Oval
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Grows 1 to 2 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet across.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Flowers golden-yellow (aging orangish) or white with yellow centers.


Native Distribution: Florida endemic. Range restricted to Miami-Dade County.
Native Habitat: Pine rocklands.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Drought Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Sandy, limestone soil with organic matter.


Use Ornamental: A good landscape plant, but buyer beware, Lantana camara hybrids are often marketed as this species.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Nectar Source: yes


Propagation Material: Seeds , Semi-hardwood Cuttings

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2016-07-08
Research By: JAM

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