Lantana involucrata

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Lantana involucrata
Lantana involucrata.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Verbenaceae
Genus: Lantana
Species:
L. involucrata
Binomial name
Lantana involucrata
Synonyms

Lantana odorata L.

Lantana involucrata, commonly known as buttonsage, is a species of flowering plant in the verbena family. It is native to the American tropics, where it is widespread in well-drained areas. It is also found on the Galapagos Islands and Bermuda.[1]

Detail of flowers

Etymology[edit]

The name Lantana derives from the Latin name of the wayfaring tree Viburnum lantana, the flowers of which closely resemble Lantana.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fs.fed.us/global/iitf/pdf/shrubs/Lantana%20involucrata.pdf Lantana involucrata at the US Forest Service
  2. ^ Gledhill, David (2008). "The Names of Plants". Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521866453 (hardback), ISBN 9780521685535 (paperback). pp 230