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Lantana montevidensis (Trailing lantana)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Verbenaceae
Genus: Lantana
Species: L. montevidensis
Binomial name: Lantana montevidensis
Synonyms: Lantana sellowiana, Lippia montevidensis
Common names: Trailing lantana, Weeping lantana, Creeping lantana, Small lantana, Purple lantana, Trailing shrub verbena.

Lantana montevidensis is a small strongly scented flowering low shrub with oval-shaped green leaves. It is native to South America. With support it has a climbing 'vine' form, when on edge a trailing form, and on the flat it can have a groundcover form.
Lantana montevidensis is present nearly worldwide as an introduced species of garden and landscape plant, and in some areas, such as New Zealand it is now a noxious weed and invasive species. This plant is toxic to livestock.


 

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