Desert Lantana

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Desert Lantana
Desert Lantana, Hierba Negra or Negrita 
Lantana macropoda, Verbenaceae, Verbena Family 

Description: Short, slender, densely pubescent, erect shrub with attractive white flowers 
Height: To 3 ft Flowers: In rounded, dense heads, short tubular, white or pink with yellow centers; after rainfall throughout year 
Fruit: Thin-fleshed, fruit splits into two 1-seeded nutlets 
Foliage: Simple, opposite, deciduous, long-oval, aromatic blades to 1.75 inches long 
Spines: Unarmed 
Bark: Gray or brown 
Growth Rate: Medium 

Sun: Full sun 
Soil: Gravelly, caliche 
Drainage: Well Water: Low, drought tolerant 
Maintenance: None 
Propagation: Seed, root partitions, or cuttings 

Native Habitat: Chaparrals, grasslands, fencerows, gravelly hillsides, deserts 

Wildlife Use
Leaves and fruits browsed by White-tailed deer 
Leaves - caterpillars of Gray Hairstreak, Painted Lady caterpillars use some Lantanas 
Nectar - butterflies 

Comments: Short, often-flowering, and attractive to butterflies




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