Common name: Lantana, wild sage
Scientific name: Lantana species, Lantana camara is the most commonly encountered
Hazard associated: Leaves and fruit poisonous if ingested.
- 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.
Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lantana