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
Lotus maculatus Breitf.
Herbaceous, with the stem wood, under-shrub pendulum. Strain up to 1.5 m high, glabra, gray-green silky, internoduri 35-45 mm stipele children. Leaves imparipenat, 5 folio; foliole 10-25 x 1 mm, subulate or linear, convex upper and concave lower edges entire, top obtuse-rounded, surface moderately pubescent.
Prunus laurocerasus L.
Shrub or small tree, 6 m high. Leaves evergreen, alternate, coriacee, lamina lanceolata-obovata, top acute, base cuneata, upper surface glossy green, the bottom is opaque, ribbed clear, ribbed robust short.
Tibouchina urvilleana - shrub, to 4 m high. Belong to the genus Tibouchina about 350 species of shrubs and undergrowth of tropical America, most of them being found across the globe species grown as ornamentals.
Menzies ferruginea Smith
Shrub 1-2 m tall, thin stalk, reddish brown, slightly pubescent, terminal buds in bouquets, bark red-brown to gray-brown, thin, becomes scaly. Leaves alternate, decidue, nervatiune pinnate, obovata-elliptic, 3-6 cm long, dark green on upper and pale green inside, margins entire or soirees.
Leonotis Leonurus - a species native to southern Africa but cultivated throughout the world as ornamental species in parks and gardens.
Leonotis grecum derived from 'Leon' = lion, and 'Otis' = ear alluding to the shape of the corolla.
Evergreen tree, 10-40 m height, 3 m. Branches culture clocks or easy erection. Bark smooth, gray-white to silver. Leaves alternate, dark green, 7-20 cm long, slightly pubescent, oblong-elliptic, prominent central rib, full and wavy edges, top acute, base acute.
Polemonium caeruleum - species used as ornamental plants in gardens with spontaneous or rock gardens. Are planted at 30 cm distance between plants.