Mar. 14, 2021

trailing lantana, Lantana montevidensis

Other lantanas we're familiar with are shrubs. Trailing lantana is more of a sprawl. It also has just this one color, but of course that's plenty good enough. This gets planted worldwide in gardens and along borders. When I first encountered the pungent aroma of lantanas, I found it a little unpleasant. Now it's like meeting an old friend again. Trailing lantana started in South America, and is now wild in AL, CA, FL, GA, HI, and TX. Putnam Co FL, 1/28/13. Vervain family, Verbenaceae.