Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Lantana camara L.
lantana, yellow sage, red flowered sage, tick berry, wild sage, prickly lantana, white sage
Highly Invasive, Major problem species
Origin: Central and South America
Growth Form: Shrub
Plant Description: Plant: Compact, floriferous shrub or untidy scrambler up to 2 m or higher; stems often four-angled, usually covered with short, stiff hairs and recurved prickles, but sometimes unarmed. Leaves: Dark green, paler below, rough, hairy, becoming ± glabrous, smelling strongly when crushed. Flowers: Pink, red, crimson, orange, yellow or white in compact flat-topped heads, often with several colours in one head, (individual flower), September–April(–all year). Fruit: Glossy green turning purplish-black, one-seeded, fleshy drupes.
Key Features:
Control: chop dense bush and paint stumps or spray regrowth with herbicides, pull small plants when soil is moist
More information:
Weeds & Invasive Plants Home Page
NRCS Plants Database

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Larry Allain @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

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K Braun, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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K Braun, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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Bob Forrester, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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