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Lantana camara  A large flowering shrub native to Central and South America that readily grows into thickets here in Australia. Introduced as an ornamental garden plant in the mid 1800s, the weed quickly escaped cultivation and was established in the wild within a few years. I have read that within this country, it is estimated to have invaded more than 4 million hectares.<br />
Because of the suitable growing conditions here, Lantana grows so well, it excludes native species, which can lead to its complete dominance of the environment. <br />
It therefore holds &#039;weed of national significance&#039; status here in New South Wales.  Australia,Big-sage,Fall,Geotagged,Invasive plant,Lamiales,Lantana camara,Macro,Verbenaceae,Weed,autumn,bloom,botany,flower,new south wales,plant,yellow flowers Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Lantana camara

A large flowering shrub native to Central and South America that readily grows into thickets here in Australia. Introduced as an ornamental garden plant in the mid 1800s, the weed quickly escaped cultivation and was established in the wild within a few years. I have read that within this country, it is estimated to have invaded more than 4 million hectares.
Because of the suitable growing conditions here, Lantana grows so well, it excludes native species, which can lead to its complete dominance of the environment.
It therefore holds 'weed of national significance' status here in New South Wales.

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  1. Interesting background information. It's definitely beautiful though - i like the little, pink, "bow ties" popping up in the center. Posted 3 years ago

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''Lantana camara'' is a species of flowering plant within the verbena family, native to the American tropics. Other common names of ''L. camara'' include big-sage, wild-sage, red-sage, white-sage, tickberry, West Indian lantana, and umbelanterna.

Similar species: Lamiales
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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Uploaded Feb 2, 2019. Captured Apr 28, 2018 11:23 in Gardeners Link Trail, Dudley NSW 2290, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/1328s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm