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Pineland lantana, Rockland shrubverbena
Lantana depressa var. depressa

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

General 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.

Description: Small shrub or woody groundcover.

Dimensions: 1-2 feet; broader than tall.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Endemic to pine rocklands in southern Miami-Dade County.

Plant Map Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.

References: Miami-Dade County Landscape Manual (2005).

Comments: See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida page (Chafin 2000).

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

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