Brushland Shrubverbena (Lantana achyranthifolia)
Description: Perennial, woody shrub to 2 meters with thin, ascending stems. Flowers showy; opening white and changing to yellow, orange and ultimately to violet. Various scrub habitats in South Texas, south to South America.
This species is a member of the verbena family (family Verbenaceae), which includes about 75 genera and 3,000 species of herbs, shrubs, and trees, mostly of tropical and warm temperate regions. Among them, teak is a highly prized furniture wood, and Vervain, Lantana, Lippia or Frog Fruit, and Chase Tree or Vitex are grown as ornamentals.
Synonym(s): Lantana macropoda, Brushland shrubverbena, Mexican marjoram, Veinyleaf lantana
USDA Symbol: LAAC
Bloom Color: White, Pink, Violet
Bloom Time: Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Water Use: Low
Light Requirements: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Bloom Notes: Bloom Notes: spring then repeatedly after rain.
Missing Images: Plant, Leaf, Close-Up, Fruit-Seed
Data Completeness: Incomplete