21 Jul 2015

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Gold Trailing Lantana

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Lamiales
Family: Verbenaceae  (The Vervain family)
Botanical name: Lantana montevidensis (L. depressa)
Common Name: Trailing Lantana or Creeping Lantana 
Malayalam Name: Kongini
Habit: Perennial Shrub, Trailing

Common Lantana is known by the scientific name Lantana camara. Unlike the common Lantana, which is highly invasive, trailing Lantanas are non-invasive. Propagation is best done from stem cuttings. It is perfect for making landscape groundcover and hanging baskets. The flowers are aromatic and golden in color, however, the fruits are poisonous to humans! 

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The above pictures were taken with Nikon Coolpix. Please click on each picture to get the full view.
Location: My garden at Kottayam, Kerala

Further Reading:

Wikipedia

Flowers of India

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