I love the smell of Lantana. I also love the flowers. In Australia it’s widely regarded as a nasty invasive weed. No wonder. Mine has just exploded with growth. It’s huge. I have only one plant and it hasn’t spread to anywhere nearby. I Prune it savagely to keep it under control. It’s well away from livestock. Apparently its poisonous. How can something so beautiful, have so many negative aspects?
In Australia the Murray River separates the two states New South Wales and Victoria. The river is about 5 km from where I live. I live on a lagoon that adjoins the Murray. (an oxbow lake). It looks very different to the Murray.
The Murray River cuts deep into its bank, exposing the gum tree roots.