Lantana achyranthifolia

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Scientific Name Lantana achyranthifolia (Lantana macropoda) USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Mejorana, Desert Lantana ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Verbenaceae (Verbena) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Dry, rocky, gravelly hillsides flats and desert washes.
Plant: Erect shrub 2 to 4 feet high with many slender, long branches.
Leaves: Hairy, ovate leaves, about 1 to 1-1/2 inches long on petioles up to 3/8-inch long; blades with toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Small hemispheric or elongated clusters (up to 3/4-inch across) with many blossoms with white to pink corollas with multiple, irregular lobes and yellow center.
Bloom Period: February to November.
References: Descr. adapted for L. macropoda from "Little Big Bend" by Roy Morey and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
Texas Status

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