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Lantana camara  L.
Lantana camara is a shrub that is not native to California.
There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.
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~76 records in California
redone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Genus: Lantana
Family: Verbenaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Toxicity: Do not eat the fruit of this plant.

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSLantana aculeata
PLANTSLantana camara var. aculeata
PLANTSLantana camara var. flava
PLANTSLantana camara var. hybrida
PLANTSLantana camara var. mista
Information about  Lantana camara from other sources

[Wikipedia] Native to the American tropics.: Lantana camara (common lantana) is a species of flowering plant within the verbena family (Verbenaceae), native to the American tropics.[5][6] It is a very adaptable species, which can inhabit a wide variety of ecosystems; once it has been introduced into a habitat it spreads rapidly; between 45šN and 45šS and more than 1,400 metres (4,600 feet) in altitude. It has spread from its native range to around 50 countries,[7] where it has become an invasive species.[8][9] It first spread out of the Americas when it was brought to Europe by Dutch explorers and cultivated widely, soon spreading further into Asia and Oceania where it has established itself as a notorious weed, and in Goa it was introduced by the Portuguese.[8] L. camara can outcompete native species[1],[10] leading to a reduction in biodiversity.[11 (link added by Suzanne L. Weakley)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/12/2024).