Unidentified weed

Asked January 8, 2016, 4:46 PM EST


I live in Aruba (Caribbean) and have 2 different weeds growing in my mint pot. Can't figure out what they are. Would appreciate help and would like to know if they're good for anything. Thanks!

Outside United States plant identification weed identification

1 Response

I think that the plant with the white flowers is called, Lantana, which is becoming a popular bedding plant here in the USA. Seeds could have gotten mixed in with your soil when you planted your mint. Here is a fact sheet with some pictures and other information about Lantana. The other plant with the purple flowers could be a variety, of Lantana or something else that I am not familiar with. Please let me know if you want more information or want me to research the purple flowered plant more. http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/pdf/hgic1177.pdf