Buttonsage, Lantana involucrata

The one native lantana without controversy, Buttonsage supports an amazing number of insects, including as a larval host. It’s a small shrub with more quietly colored flowers, white with a pinkish/lavender tinge to the center. This plant can be grown from seed and we need more growers producing it. The leaves have been used in traditional DIY treatments for chicken pox and measles.

lantana involucrata Photo by Cammie Donaldson

lantana involucrata Photo by Bob Peterson

Lantana Involucrata Photo by Douglas Goldman, CC X SA 4.0

Institute for Regional Conservation info for Buttonsage

FNPS info for Buttonsage