My lantana is starting to bloom. I like the lantana for its orange scent and flowers. Hummingbirds and butterflies also like lantana.
I like the different stages of the blooms on lantana. I'm using a close macro shot on the one below which is only a little further along than the tiny early blooms in between the two larger ones above.I think it's interesting how those little pillow shapes open to form the blooms.
Once they are completely open they are like puff balls for want of a better description.If you want to smell like oranges, you can break off a lantana leaf and rub it in your hands. I like the scent of oranges so I do that sometimes.For other flower shots, please visit the home of Today's Flowers.