Goose Creek Stream
- Lantana -
April 05, 2006
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|Lantana is a genus of about
150 species of perennial flowering plants, native to tropical
regions of the Americas, Africa and existing as an imported plant in
numerous areas, especially in the Australian-Pacific region. The
genus includes both herbaceous plants and shrubs growing to 0.5-2 m
tall. Their common names are shrub verbenas or lantanas.
Lantana's aromatic flower clusters (called umbels) are a mix of red, orange, yellow, or blue and white florets. Other colors exist as new varieties are being selected. The flowers typically change color as they mature, resulting in inflorescences that are two- or three-colored.