Scientific Name - Lantana camara
Synonyms - Camara vulgaris, Lantana aculeata, brittonii Lantana, Lantana scabrida.
Popular names - largeleaf lantana, lantana, ach man, flowered sage, camara de espinto, Wandelroeschen, wild sage.
Distribution and Habitat - a native of Central and South America.
Description - aromatic shrub, 1-3 m tall. Tulpini edges, more or less pubescent. Leaves opposite, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 2.5-10 x 1.8-7.5 cm, margins crenate or toothed, rough on top and pubescent on the underside. Corymb flowering, axillary or terminal contains 20-40 flowers, 2.5 cm diameter, corolla yellow, densely pubescent outside, 4 unequal petals, 4 stamens. Fruit drupa, spherical, dark purple to black, 6 mm in diameter at maturity. Seeds 1.5 mm.
Tolerances - tolerate drought, ex-intolerantcess of soil water leads to root rot.
Requirements - prefers fertile soils, well-drained, sunny and exhibitions.
Management - apply light trimming summer to encourage new flowering.
Propagation - by cuttings or by seeds.
Properties and Uses - a species cultivated as ornamental shrubs in parks and gardens or as potted plant.
Curiosity - the leaves are poisonous to animals but also for humans.
Lantana can become an invasive species, seeds are dispersed by birds.
In 1960, Dutch explorers introduced her to the Netherlands from Mexico and was raised in greenhouses and then as ornamental species.
Trees and shrubs
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Caesalpinia gilliesii - a species native to temperate and subtropical regions of South America, grown on every continent as an ornamental species in parks and gardens, may naturalize in areas where the climate is favorable.
Shrub or small tree, evergreen, 1-4 m high. Prostrata strain or upward. Green stalk, glabra, thin, flexible, geniculati. Leaves 2-6 cm long, oblong-elliptic, top obtuse or acute, margin fine teeth 3 ribs prominent upper front glabra, 12-15 mm long stalks.
Robinia pseudoacacia - Acacia
Tree, 25 m high, crown iregulata, oval, open. Maroni stalk, thin, tomato-brown of thorns present 1.5-2.5 cm long. Small buds superimposed. Leaves alternate, imparipenat-compound, 7-19 folio elliptical, obovata, opposite, entire edge, nervatiune pinnate, 4-5 cm long, green or green glauca, are yellow in autumn.
Acca sellowiana is a slow-growing, evergreen shrub, a native of South America, is now widely grown in the tropics and warm climates as an ornamental, and for its fruit. In late spring it produces quantities of flowers with proeminent red stamens and pinky-white edible petals. After flowering, the foliage can be hard pruned into any shape.
Davidia involucrata var. involucrata
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Salvia nemorosa - perennial species, native to southeastern Europe, with an area richer in Carpatico-Danubian region, increases the arid grasslands of the plains up to 1000 m altitude.
Cichorium intybus - Chicory
Herbaceous biennial or perennial. Stem erect, with branches hispida, geniculate .30 to 120 cm tall. Roots spindle, long on break leaving a bitter white latex. Basal leaves in rosette, petiolate, lamina oblong-lanceolata, lirat-pinatifide or toothed, 30 x 12 cm. The leaves are caulinare Sesi, alternate, oblong-lanceolata.
Doronicum grandiflorum - geofita rizomatoasa, native to southern Europe, the Iberian Peninsula and the Balkans, growing on calcareous substrates in mountain and alpine floor, the debris, slopes from 2000-2500 m altitude.