Lantana camara

Lantana camara_Neal Kramer
Photo by Neal Kramer

Common names: lantana

Lantana camara (lantana) is a shrub (family Verbenaceae) with a multicolored cluster of flowers and fragrant oval-shaped leaves found in the central and south coast ranges of California. It is native to the Caribbean. It favors grasslands, woodlands, and riparian and bottomland habitat. It produces seeds and spreads through its roots. Birds, sheep, goats and water may disperse seeds.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

None for this species.

Other Lantana camara Information

  • CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.