Creeting lantana (Lantana montevidensis) belongs to the Verbenaceae (the Verbena family). It is an evergreen shrub that is native to South America; Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina and southern Brazil. Also it is naturalized in Australia, New Zealand, Hawai and southern United States nowadays. This shrub grows in open woodlands, pastures and roadside. The slender stems grow to about 1 m long and form dense mats over the ground surface. The leaves are ovate with fine toothed margins and arranged in opposite. The small tubular flowers bloom in dense clusters throughout most of the year. The flowers are usually pink, mauve or purple with a white or yellowish colored throat. This plant is toxic to livestock.