Lantana, a group of about 50 species of tropical and subtropical flowering shrubs. They are grown outdoors in mild climates and in pots and tubs in cool regions. The small flowers are borne in dense spikes or in flat or dome-shaped clusters. As the flowers mature, they change color from pink or yellow to orange, red, or white.
A tropical American species grows along the Gulf Coast. It has been introduced into Hawaii, where it forms almost impenetrable thickets.
Lantanas belong to the Lantana genus of the verbena family, Verbenaceae.