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Lantana camara

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Yellow sage, Red sage, Lantana, shrub verbena, Common lantana
Cultivar(s):
Alba, Dallas Red, Miss Huff, New Gold
Categories:
Annuals, Poisonous Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Drought, salt spray and heat tolerant

Description:
Small, perennial shrub with spiny, square stems; leaves simple, opposite or whorled, toothed, fragrant when crushed; flowers in flat-topped clusters on a long stalk, each flower small, tubular, 4-parted, white, pink, or yellow, changing to orange or red; fruit fleshy, green becoming bluish black
Season:
Summer
Light:
Sun
Color:
Yellow turning orange; red to lavender
Height:
1-5 ft.
Flower:
1 to 2 in. orange, yellow, or red and yellow flowers; fragrant; 0.3 in. berry-like drupe turns metallic blue or purple-black
Zones:
7 to 11
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; well-drained soil; moderate moisture and fertility
Form:
Rounded, arching; can become sprawling
Family:
Verbenaceae
Origin:
Southeastern USA
Poison Part:
Unripe, green berries; skin irritation from the leaves.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion, contact dermatitis
Symptoms:
Vomiting, diarrhea, dilated pupils, labored respiration; the leaves may cause dermatitis.
Toxic Principle:
Triterpenes (lantadene A & B).
Severity:
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN! SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape, in hanging baskets; landscape in flower gardens as cultivated woody shrub or groundcover
Width:
3-5 ft.

NCCES plant id: 92

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