tyronds's picture

Plant photo

Observed: 7th March 2012 By: tyronds
Plant photo
Description:

This plant is growing in my garden and apparently it is illegal? I thought it was a nice plant that started growing.
Please advise what it is, where it comes from and why it would be illegal?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Cherrypie (Lantana camara) interacts

Comments

martinjohnbishop's picture

It is invasive in natural habitats

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lantana
and is considered a noxious weed in Southern Africa

David Trevan's picture

Lantana!

Commonly grown as a garden plant in the UK,it is overwintered under glass and then planted out for the summer. Certainly not aware it is regarded as a noxious species here as it wouldn't survive the winter.
I think the species is Lantana camara, but couldn't be sure.They are native to tropical America and Africa.

David J Trevan

Tony Rebelo's picture

Alien invasive

Its status depends on what it is.

The NEMBA regulations state:
186. Lantana - all seed-producing species or seed-producing hybrids that are non-indigenous to South Africa
Lantana, Tickberry, Cherry pie - are 1 b - you are not allowed to have them and should remove them.