Tour Our Destination Websites Montserrat-Today Site
See our silver designs at See our books at Read our travel stories and other tales at

Click below to see our plants alphabetically listed by common name with their cures and cooking ideas

 or, Search for Latin names and more here!

**Lantana, Big-Sage, Wild-Sage, Red-Sage, White-Sage, Tickberry Lantana camara
Not a spectacular flowering bush, but as a butterfly and hummingbird attractant lantana is terrific. Like so many other plants in a hot weather or tropical garden, the lantana is poisonous. The colors of its flowers range from pink lavender and white through to yellow and orange.
Benefits: Lantana leaves may have anti-microbial, fungicidal and insecticidal properties. It has also been used in traditional medicine to treat a wide variety of illnesses.
Lantana comes from the tropical Americas.
Photographed: At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
Planting and Growth: Lantanas are tropical and appreciate warmth as well as growing best in full sun. Once settled in lantana tolerates dry conditions and appreciates very occasional fertilizer. Drought can have a negative effect on lantana's overall health.