Wild Florida Photo - Lantana depressa

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Lantana depressa

  var.  depressa




Florida native

Endemic to Florida

Endangered Florida species


The natural range of this low-spreading woody shrub is limited to the pine rocklands of southern Miami-Dade County.
The leaves of the depressa species are ovate-elliptic to lanceolate-elliptic and the margins are curved inward. The variety depressa is prostrate or decumbent to 0.5 meters tall with leaves usually 1-3 cm long.
Considerable controversy surrounds the genus Lantana, mostly due to the invasive non-native L. camera which has contaminated the gene pool of the native lantanas creating many hybrids.

Lantana depressa is a member of the Verbenaceae - Verbena family.

Other species of the Lantana genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Lantana depressa var. floridana - FLORIDA LANTANA
  View  Lantana camara - LANTANA