Apr. 12, 2020

buttonsage, Lantana involucrata

Think of Lantana as a pan-tropical ornamental weed? Isn't it fun to know there's a native species? Not as colorful as its sib, but also not quite as assertive. This aromatic shrub fits requirements for a medicinal plant; easy to find and identify and aromatic. Apparently it just doesn't do much. Buttonsage grows mostly in coastal areas. It is native in Bermuda and the Galapagos, and just about everywhere between. With us it is in Florida. Lee Co FL, 1/24/13. Vervain family, Verbenaceae.