Lantana urticoides (lan-TAN-a ur-tih-KOY-deez) is a plant member of the Verbena (Verbenaceae) household.
It has many names, and chances are you’ll hear it known as:
- Lantana horrida var. latibracteata
- Lantana urticoides var. hispidula
- Lantana hispida
- Lantana horrida
- Lantana scorta
- Lantana notha
The vegetation’ frequent names are Texas Lantana or Calico Bush. Though most members of this plant household are tropical, Calico Bush is a Texas native. It additionally grows wild in Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Arizona, and Mexico.
This perennial, compact (2’ to six’ toes excessive and broad) spreading shrub grows naturally in woodlands and brushy areas. Nevertheless, this extremely adaptable plant can develop fortunately alongside roadsides, gravelly settings, open fields, thickets, and swamps.
Texas Lantana’s squarish stems and twigs are coated with flaky grayish-brown bark. Older vegetation develop thorns.
The vegetation’ leaves and younger stems are fragrant and a bit furry, and like its a number of verbena