This is a potted plant but the people who handle it cannot tell me what it is specifically.

This is in southern California, US.

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It's Lantana camara - its a perennial, but is usually grown for its blooms during summer and autumn - its not frost hardy. If you get frosts where you are, you'll need to protect it during winter. The colour of the flowers change over time - more info on that here https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/lantana/color-changing-lantana-flowers.htm

  • It does seem to be Lantana camara. Does the scent of it cause dizziness to people? – Concerned_Citizen Oct 9 '18 at 17:54
  • That's not something I've heard of - its the leaves that have a scent, but they usually have to be bruised to release it. I suppose some people may react that way, as some may do to any scent or smell – Bamboo Oct 9 '18 at 18:04
  • Does it release pollen seasonally? It's being planted closed to my bedroom window. Pardon my questions but I am a noob in gardening. – Concerned_Citizen Oct 9 '18 at 18:13
  • Yes, the flowers produce pollen - in fact, this plant is considered an invasive weed in parts of the USA (Florida) because it reproduces easily in the wild. – Bamboo Oct 9 '18 at 18:17
  • I wouldn't worry much about the pollen - it's pollinated by insects, so the pollen is sticky and not likely to become airborne. – Jurp Oct 10 '18 at 0:36

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