Lantana camara

Family Verbenaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [Weeds of National Significance; NSW's Noxious Weeds; World's Worst Invasive Alien Species]
Common namesCommon Lantana, Kamara Lantana, Lantana, Large-leaf Lantana, Pink Flowered Lantana, Red Flowered Lantana, Red-Flowered Sage, White Sage, Wild Sage
SynonymsInformation unavailable
Growth formShrub, Vine/scrambler/climber
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)3
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeCentral America, North America, South America, West Indes
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, NT, QLD, VIC, WA, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island
Exotic range (other)Europe, southern Africa, North America
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Disturbed areas (including trails), Dry sclerophyll forest, Forest, Grasslands, Pastures, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Thickets, Urban areas, gardens and parks, Wet sclerophyll forest, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Clay, Fertile, Infertile - low fertility, Sandy, Well drained
Decade of introduction1840

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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