Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lantana camara

Lantana camara, Parterre, Livorno
It seems that this beautiful plant, which I saw at the Parterre, has several downsides: it is considered an invasive species, it could be toxic to animals, but it is really loved by bees and birds.

External links: Lantana camara - Invasive species (Wikipedia)
See also: Parterre

14 comments:

Lois said...

It might be invasive, but it is beautiful!

Karl Demetz said...

Yes, beautiful and toxic...
Nice macro, VP !

Stefan Jansson said...

Would be fun to shoot a few macro photos of this very colorful flower.

Merisi said...

It has beautiful flowers, that's for sure!
I remember watching an old Australian movie called "Lantana", I quite liked it.

Dina said...

I wouldn't mind if it invaded here. What a crazy and beautiful flower!

Sharon Anck said...

Lantana is everywhere here in Arizona. It's used in landscaping around here quite a bit because it blooms all the time and it can withstand the heat.

EG CameraGirl said...

I think Lantanas are beautiful and luckily for me it's too cold here north of Toronto for them to be invasive.

Lowell said...

We have had some yellow plants like this ... and they were also toxic but grew like weeds. I think some think they are weeds. Pretty, though!

RedPat said...

Pretty though! And if the bees like them...

Halcyon said...

I love lantana, I never knew it was invasive! It attracts lots of butterflies. :)

cieldequimper said...

Well, if it's invasive, replace it with another bee and bird friendly plant. We need the bees...

I agree with you about Vigée-Lebrun's painting!

Marleen said...

I'm not sure I have seen it before. It's very pretty!

William Kendall said...

Lovely colours!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think it is considered invasive here VP but I still have it in my garden because it's pretty, tough, dry weather and heat resistant but you have to let it know who's boss :)