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
Location: E fenceline of Ira Lee Rd, 20 m S of Laurens Lane, San Antonio.
Habitat: Level, alkaline soil. Half-day shade. Among Poaceae.
Description: Shrub w/stiff, sprading, 4-angled branches, to 1.3 m tall. Branches w/recurved prickles. Leaves opposite, petioled, dentate, ovate to deltoid, acute at apex, rounded to truncate at base, to 25 x 35 mm, w/4 mm petiole, hirsute, particularly at nodes & leaf veins. Infloresence a terminal spike. Flowers opening yellow, ageing to red.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Apr 29, 1994
Specimen number: 570