Pineland lantana, Rockland shrubverbena
Lantana depressa var. depressa
Verbenaceae


Landscape Uses:

Groundcover in open, dry areas; wildflower in pine rocklands.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

The gene pool of this species has been contaminted through hybridization with the exotic Lantana camara. Pure populations could theoretically be restored in pine rocklands in Miami-Dade County.
Availability:
Description:
Small shrub or woody groundcover.
Height:
1-2 feet; broader than tall.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Endemic to pine rocklands in southern Miami-Dade County.
Habitats:
Pine rocklands.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained limestone soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Yellow.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
All year.
Fruit:
Drupe.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Nectar plant for butterflies and moths; provides food for birds.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed, but these may be genetically contaminated.
Comments:


Keith A. Bradley
Keith A. Bradley
Roger L. Hammer
Keith A. Bradley