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Lantana

Lantana camara

Description:

Lantana, Lantana camara, is a weed of national significance to Australia and threatens stock through its toxicity. All lantana should be treated as poisonous to stock. Red flowered varieties are thought to be the most toxic but some white and pink flowered varieties can also be highly toxic. Most lantana poisoning occurs when stock unfamiliar with the plant are introduced to areas where lantana is found. Young animals are most at risk. Stock bred in lantana-infested country tend to avoid it unless forced to eat it through lack of adequate food.

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yulia8473
yulia8473 11 years ago
Spanish Flag or West Indian Lantana
Lantana camara Lantana camara


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9 Comments

katy.yanos
katy.yanos 11 years ago

@Christiane..Thanks for the info..i found from the web that its true.

Christiane
Christiane 11 years ago

I was told that LANTANA can poison animals. It is a declared weed here in Australia!

katy.yanos
katy.yanos 11 years ago

Oh..u guys did that too:-)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Me too in childhood... :)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

I remember eating these:))

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

@Arun.. This is Common shade Pink and Yellow. Picture is over exposed in sunshine gives Yellow colour whitish look.

Arun
Arun 11 years ago

white and pink Lantana

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Lantana camara

JillyEnFuego
JillyEnFuego 11 years ago

I see these all over Nevada and other deserty areas, no clue right now why they are...but so pretty! :-/

katy.yanos
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katy.yanos

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Aug 18, 2011
Submitted on Aug 18, 2011

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