Lantana horrida [Verbenaceae]

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Scientific Name Lantana horrida (Lantana urticoides) USDA PLANTS Symbol LAUR2
Common Name Texas Lantana, Calico Bush ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 832818
Family Verbenaceae (Verbena) Wildflower Center Ref. Click Here
Description Habitat: Almost any soil type and environment in the state.
Plant: Much-branched shrub 2 to 6 feet high, stems smooth or with stiff recurved prickles.
Leaves: Dark green, opposite, ovate to somewhat triangular leaves 1 to 3 inches long and 3/4 to 1-5/8 inches wide on petioles less than 1/2-inch long; edges coarsely-serrate.
Inflorescence: Hemispheric clusters 3/4 to 1-1/4 inches across on petioles 1-1/4 to 3-1/2 inches long with many small, showy flowers; blossoms 1/4 to 3/8-inch long and 1/8 to 1/4-inch wide with yellow to red-orange petals.
Bloom Period: Spring to fall.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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