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Ham and Eggs

Lantana camara


A variable sprawling thicket-forming perennial shrub to 5 m high and many meters wide or climbing to 15 m high. Leaves mostly to 7 cm long and to 4 cm wide, opposite, upper surface wrinkled and with rigid short hairs, lower surface often hairy, margins toothed. Flowerheads have many smaller flowers. Each flower is tubular-shaped and have 4 spreading lobes (petals), changing colour with age. The colours would be a various combinations of white, yellow, orange, red or pink.


Maxwell Hill (Bukit Larut), Malaysia.

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BenKula 8 years ago

Thanks Olivia Chee and HeatherMiller for the ID~!!!

HeatherMiller 8 years ago

also known as "Ham and Eggs" Lantana :-) Some are perennial, others are annual. Some creep, some make huge hedges up to 7 feet tall. In some areas, they are considered week-like. They attract butterflies and bees.

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Perak, Malaysia

Spotted on Jul 28, 2012
Submitted on Apr 7, 2013

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