Lantana bush showing flowers and fruit

Common name: Lantana, wild sage

Scientific name: Lantana species, Lantana camara is the most commonly encountered

Hazard associated: Leaves and fruit poisonous if ingested.

Notes: Lantan bush with multi-coloured flowers

  • Members of the verbena family.
  • Lantanas are grown in gardens for their attractive often multi-hued flowers. They are also grown to attract insects such as bees and butterflies.
  • The berries formed from the flowers are initially green, turning black when ripe.
  • Dogs have been known to be poisoned by eating the leaves, and the berries may be attractive to children.
  • They are regarded as an invasive weed in many parts of the tropical and temperate zones.

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