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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin



Common Lantana   Lantana urticoides    
Vervain family — Verbenaceae

Also known as:
Texas Lantana, Hierba del Cristo, Calicobush, Bunchberry

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The Texas lantana is so popular as a cultivated plant that many people don't know that it is a good Texas native. The striking yellow and orange-red groups of flowers, the numerous butterflies that they attract, and the drought-resistance of this little shrub are factors in this popularity. Outside of cultivation, it occurs throughout much of Texas in diverse dryish habitats, especially on sandier soils.

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Flowering Months: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

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