The Lantana Project


Session Title:

  • SITEWORKS: Ecologies and Technologies

Presentation Title:

  • The Lantana Project




  • Roundtable: SITEWORKS: Ecologies and Technologies

    Lantana camara is a scrambling, thicket-forming plant with pretty flower clusters. Native to Central and South America, it was brought to Europe in the seventeenth century as a garden ornamental and diffused across the world in the wake of European colonialism. In Australia, lantana is deemed a “weed of national significance” due to its ability to aggressively colonise and seriously disrupt natural ecosystems. It is estimated that 5% of the continent is infested with lantana. A visit to Bundanon in 2007 exposed me to the exhilarating native bushland surrounding the farm, and the shock of decades of significant habitat degradation by lantana.

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