Lantana camara (Lantana)

Lantana camara is a beautiful wildflower native to Puerto Rico and found throughout much of the United States. It belongs to the Verbenaceae family, commonly known as Lantana. This flower has many colorful varieties, ranging from yellow and orange to lavender and pink.

Lantana camara can be seen in most states across America such as Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii Louisiana Mississippi North Carolina Oklahoma South Carolina Texas Utah and Virgin Islands. In these areas it grows best in full sun or partial shade with well-drained soil that is moist but not waterlogged.

Lantana camara Information

Common NamesLantana
Introduced to USAAL, AZ, CA, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TX, UT, + VI
Native to USAPR
SizeUp to 6 feet tall

This wildflower blooms year round producing an abundance of small flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds alike! Its dense foliage also provides shelter for birds while its berries are eaten by other wildlife like deer or coyotes.

The leaves have a strong scent which helps deter pests away making this an ideal choice for gardeners looking for something to add color without attracting too many critters!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Lantana camara edible?

No, this plant is not edible. Lantana camara is an evergreen shrub and should not be eaten by humans!

Is Lantana camara an invasive species of plant?

Yes, Lantana camara is considered an invasive species in many parts of the world, including the United States. It can spread quickly and overtake native vegetation by forming dense thickets that displace other plants and reduce biodiversity.