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lantana

(lăntā`nə): see verbenaverbena,
common name for some members of the Verbenaceae, a family of herbs, shrubs, and trees (often climbing forms) of warmer regions of the world. Well-known wild and cultivated members of the family include species of the shrubby Lantana and of Verbena;
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lantana

any verbenaceous shrub or herbaceous plant of the tropical American genus Lantana, esp L. camara, having spikes or umbels of yellow or orange flowers. It has been widely introduced and is regarded as a troublesome weed in some places
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Most upright lantanas can easily be kept about 4 feet tall and wide, but left unpruned, can spurt to 6 feet.
Some lantanas have a pleasant mint smell; others are potent enough to earn the nickname skunk geranium.
Although yellow or lemon lantanas do not bloom as long as the lilac and white, they have a trailing growth habit and combine well with lilac lantana and red carpet roses.
Two months ago, I wrote about the magnificent lantana growing along the railroad tracks in Burbank, which seemed to be thriving without water, since no sprinklers are in the vicinity.
It is either Verbena bipinnatifida or Verbena tenuisecta; because of their tendency toward hybridization, no one will ever know with confidence, I fear, the names of certain verbenas or, for that matter, certain lantanas, both of which come from the same botanical family.
This horticultural wonder of the Valley world is Lantana Camara.