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Lantana

genus of South American plants in the family Verbenaceae; some contain toxic triterpenes, lantadenes, potent hepatoxins; cause severe jaundice and photosensitization. Include L. achyranthifolia, L. aculeata, L. camara, L. montevidensis (L. sellowiana, creeping lantana), L. ovatifolia, L. vetulina; of these only L. camara is well recognized as being pathogenic. Sloughing skin of the muzzle leaves a raw pink surface giving rise to the name 'pink nose'.
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Lantana camara. By permission from Knottenbelt DC, Pascoe RR, Diseases and Disorders of the Horse, Saunders, 2003
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Photo: From spring into fall, upright lantanas bloom profusely along an entry walk.
Even in cold-winter climates, lantana grows so fast you can plant it as an annual for bloom from late spring until cold weather.
Place a few yellow-flowered lantana plants into a ground cover of the lavender type, or cluster a light pink-flowered kind against a backdrop of plum-colored foliage such as purple hopseed bush (Dodonea viscosa "Purpurea') or flowering plum (Prunus blireiana).
Lantana montevidensis, a relative, is a species familiar to students of freeway landscaping.
By the way, I can't figure out how the railroad track lantana gets its water, unless some gardening angels are at work.
Verbena and lantana belong to the Verbenaceae or vervain family.