Texas lantana, Calico bush, West Indian shrub-verbena Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)
USDA Symbol:LAUR2 USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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Specimen & Label Data
Common Lantana, Texas Lantana
Location: East of the path at south end of the horse pens--Oakwell Farms.
Habitat: Some shade; nominal moisture; deep, alkaline, alluvial soil. Many, but scattered.
Description: Sprawling shrub to 2 m high/wide. Stalks square, lightly armed with minute, recurved prickles. Leaves opposite, ovate, acute apically, truncate basally, 5 x 7 cm, heavily dentate, petioled. Peduncles to 10+ cm, axillary, bracteate. Corollas clustered in heads 2 cm in dia, tubular, opening yellow, maturing to orange, then red. Fruit resembles a black drupe.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jun 5, 1987
Specimen number: 209