In my province we simply call this plant ‘wild flower/wild plant’ because they grow everywhere . We have mostly the orange and white variety. We ignore them and we don’t even plant or use them as garden ornaments. However we find them useful as herbal medicine. The leaves when squeezed or minced produce juice good to heal fresh wound and stops bleeding. When we decided to expand our little garden, my father cut them off. We replaced different flowers and orchids but eventually the remaining roots of Lantana provide new buds and young leaves. These kind of plant don’t die easily or wither; they last and even blossom during El Niño season. When I moved to the city I was amazed that these are sold and cultivated in gardens. I found their worth and I feel privileged or lucky to have them grow freely in our backyard for we don’t need to go to nurseries or plants shops to buy them.
- Lantana (mowryjournal.com)
- Low Maintenance Flowers That Love The Heat & You Will Love! (lilsuburbanhomestead.com)
- The Lantana Flower Cluster (naderelassy.com)