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Lantana velutina (Velvet shrubverbena)
Cliffe, Harry

Lantana velutina

Lantana velutina M. Martens & Galeotti

Velvet Shrubverbena, Velvet Lantana

Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)

Synonym(s): Lantana frutilla, Lantana hirta

USDA Symbol: lave4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Ovate
Leaf Pubescence: Tomentose
Leaf Margin: Crenate
Leaf Apex: Acute
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.
Fruit: Pink, then bluish-black.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Turning lavender or pinkish with age, yellow in the throat.




Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-15
Research By: DEW

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