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Index of Common Names: D
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Abronia villosaDesert Sand VerbenaAnnual0.1 7-10  LNDM01 
Achyranthes asperaDevil's HorsewhipPerennial0.9 -  LMHSNM23 
Agathis macrophyllaDakuaTree30.0 10-12 FLMHFSNM004
Allium douglasiiDouglas' OnionBulb0.3 0-0  LMNDM32 
Allium neapolitanumDaffodil Garlic, White garlicBulb0.3 7-10  LMNDM522
Amelanchier arboreaDowny Serviceberry, Alabama serviceberry, Juneberry, Common Serviceberry, Downy ServiceberryTree10.0 5-8 SLMHSNM312
Amelanchier basalticolaDwarf Service-berryShrub3.0 4-8  LMHSNM400
Amorpha nanaDwarf Indigobush, Dwarf false indigo, Dwarf IndigoShrub0.6 4-8 MLMSNDM012
Amorphophallus konjacDevil's Tongue, Devil's Tongue, Snake Plant, Konjac, Konnyaku Potato, Voodoo LilyPerennial1.3 6-11 FLMFSM422
Amorphophallus rivieriDevil's Tongue, Umbrella Arum, Leopard Palm, Snake PalmPerennial0.8 10-11  LMSNM22 
Amyema pendulumDrooping MistletoeShrub0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Anethum graveolensDillAnnual0.8 2-11 MLMNM432
Angelica acutilobaDong Dang GuiPerennial0.7 6-9  LMHSNM21 
Angelica pubescensDu HuoPerennial1.8 6-9  LMHSNM23 
Angelica sinensisDang Gui - Dong Quai - Chinese AngelicaPerennial1.0 6-9  LMHSNM05 
Aralia elataJapanese Angelica Tree, Angelica TreeTree6.0 4-9 MLMHSNM322
Arctostaphylos tomentosaDowny Manzanita, Woollyleaf manzanita, Brittleleaf manzanita, Dacite manzanita, Rosy manzanita, SanShrub1.5 7-10  LMSNM333
Ardisia sieboldiiDuo Zhi Zi Jin NiuShrub6.0 0-0  LMHSM100
Aristolochia tomentosaDutchman's Pipe, Woolly dutchman's pipePerennial10.0 7-10 FLMHSNDM02 
Asarum forbesiiDu HengPerennial0.2 -  LMHFSM01 
Asclepias erosaDesert MilkweedPerennial0.8 0-0  LNDM200
Asclepias involucrataDwarf MilkweedPerennial0.0 -  LSNDM21 
Asperula tinctoriaDyer's WoodruffPerennial0.3 4-8  LMHSNDM00 
Aster scaber Perennial1.2 6-9  LMHNM302
Astragalus floridusDuo Hua Huang QiPerennial0.3 -  LMND02 
Atropa bella-donnaDeadly Nightshade, BelladonnaPerennial0.9 6-9  LMFSNM03 
Baccharis pilularisDwarf Chaparral Broom, Coyotebrush , Chaparral BroomShrub0.5 8-10 FLMHNDM01 
Balanites aegyptiacaDesert Date. Desert date, Soapberry treeTree6.0 10-12 SLMHNMWe323
Balsamorhiza deltoideaDeltoid BalsamrootPerennial0.6 4-8  LMNDM41 
Bambusa odashimaeOdashimae BambooBamboo15.0 9-12 FLMHSNM400
Bellis perennisDaisy, Lawndaisy, English DaisyPerennial0.2 4-8 MLMHSNM231
Berberis darwiniiDarwin's Barberry, Darwin's berberisShrub3.0 7-9 MLMHSNM423
Betula nanaDwarf BirchShrub0.3 0-0  LMHSNM223
Blephilia ciliataDowny wood mintPerennial0.7 4-7 FLMSNDM312
Brachyloma ciliatumDaphne HeathShrub0.4 8-11 SLMHSNM00 
Cantleya corniculataDaruTree30.0 10-12 FLMHNMWe104
Cardamine bulbiferaCoral Root, Coralroot bittercressPerennial0.5 4-8  LMHSNM20 
Cardamine leucantha Perennial0.6 4-8  LMHSNMWe21 
Carpinus cordata Tree15.0 4-8 SLMHSNM00 
Carthamus lanatusDistaff ThistleAnnual0.6 6-10  LMNDM111
Cassythia glabellaDevil's TwineClimber0.0 -  LMHSNM01 
Casuarina verticillataDrooping she-oakTree10.0 8-11  LMHNDM003
Ceanothus integerrimusDeer BrushShrub4.0 6-9  LMSNDM21 
Cedrus deodaraDeodar, Deodar cedarTree33.0 7-9 MLMHNDM02 
Celtis pallidaDesert HackberryTree5.5 -  LMNDM20 
Chaenomeles japonicaDwarf Quince, Maule's quince, Japanese Flowering QuinceShrub1.0 5-8 MLMHFSNM303
Chaenomeles x superbaDwarf Quince, Flowering QuinceShrub1.0 5-8 FLMHFSNM303
Chamaecrista nigricansDiola, DialaPerennial1.5 10-12 FLMHNM124
Chamaerops humilisDwarf Fan Palm, European fan palm, Hair Palm, Mediterranean Fan PalmTree1.5 8-11 SLMSNDM20 
Chenopodium pratericolaDesert GoosefootAnnual1.0 -  LMHNM20 
Chilopsis linearisDesert WillowShrub9.0 7-11 MLMHSNM11 
Chrozophora tinctoriaDyer's Croton, GiradolPerennial0.0 0-0  LMHSNM10 
Chrysolepis sempervirensDwarf Golden Chinquapin, Bush chinquapinShrub3.0 5-9  LMSM20 
Cirsium amplexifoliumDakiba-Hime-AzamiPerennial1.5 -  LMHNM10 
Cochlearia danicaDanish Scurvy GrassAnnual0.2 5-9  LMHNM11 
Codonopsis pilosulaDang Shen, BellflowerPerennial Climber1.7 5-9  LMSNM23 
Commelina communisDay Flower, Asiatic dayflowerPerennial0.8 6-9  LMSNDM321
Consolida regalisLarkspur, Royal knight's-spurAnnual/Biennial0.5 0-0  LMHSNDM03 
Convolvulus tricolorDwarf Morning Glory, Bush Morning GloryAnnual/Perennial0.3 8-11 MLMHNDM00 
Cordyline australisCabbage TreeTree15.0 7-10 SLMSNM303
Cordyline indivisaCabbage TreeTree8.0 7-10 SLMSNM30 
Cornus kousa chinensisJapanese DogwoodTree10.0 5-8  LMHSNM502
Cornus sanguineaDogwood, Bloodtwig dogwoodShrub3.0 4-8  LMHSNM21 
Cornus suecicaDwarf Cornel, Lapland cornelPerennial0.2 0-0  LMSNM21 
Crataegus punctataDotted Hawthorn,Tree10.0 4-8  LMHSNMWe322
Crataegus unifloraDwarf hawthornShrub3.0 4-8  LMHSNMWe22 
Cuscuta reflexaDodder, Giant dodderPerennial0.0 0-0  LMHSNM020
Dahlia pinnataDahlia, Pinnate dahliaPerennial1.0 8-11  LMHNM10 
Dahlia roseaDahlia, Pinnate dahliaPerennial1.5 8-11  LMHNM11 
Dalbergia greveanaMadagascar RosewoodTree15.0 10-12 SLMHNDM024
Dalbergia latifoliaBlack Rosewood, East Indian Rosewood, Kala sheeshan, SatisalTree30.0 10-12 MLMHNM024
Dalbergia oliveriRedwoodTree23.0 10-12 SLMHSNM004
Damasonium alismaThrumwortAnnual/Perennial0.3 6-9  LMHSNWeWa10 
Daphne bholua Shrub2.0 7-10  MHFSNDM01 
Daphne genkwaLilac DaphneShrub1.5 4-8  MHSNM03 
Daphne odoraWinter Daphne, Fragrant DaphneShrub1.5 7-9 SMHSNM02 
Daphne oleoides Shrub1.0 7-10  MHNDM11 
Daphne papyracea Shrub1.5 7-10  MHSM01 
Daphniphyllum macropodum Shrub6.0 5-9  LMHFSM10 
Datura inoxiaDowny Thorn Apple, PricklyburrAnnual1.0 8-11  LMNDM131
Datura metelThorn Apple, Angel's Trumpet, Hindu Datura, Horn of Plenty, Downy Thorn AppleAnnual1.5 8-11 MLMNDM13 
Datura stramoniumThorn Apple, Jimsonweed, Jamestown WeedAnnual1.5 6-9 MLMNDM041
Daviesia horrida Shrub1.6 8-11  LMHSNM01 
Debregeasia hypoleuca Shrub5.0 7-10  LMHSM20 
Debregeasia longifoliaWild RheaShrub5.0 7-10  LMHSM11 
Deguelia utilisBarbasco, cube, timbo, nicou, lancepodTree15.0 10-12 MMHFSNM035
Delphinium semibarbatumZalilPerennial0.5 5-9  LMHNM01 
Dendrobium nobile Perennial0.6 -  LMHSNM02 
Descurainia incanaMountain Tansy MustardAnnual/Biennial1.0 -  LMHSNDM21 
Desmanthus illinoensisPrairie Mimosa, Illinois bundleflowerPerennial1.3 4-8  LMHNM411
Desmodium caudatum Shrub1.5 -  LMHNM01 
Desmodium cinereumRensoni. TickcloverPerennial2.0 9-11 FLMHNMWe004
Desmodium elegans Shrub1.5 5-9  LMHNM02 
Desmodium glutinosumPointed-leaved TicktrefoilPerennial0.9 3-9 FLMSNM003
Desmodium intortumPega-pega. BeggarlicePerennial1.5 10-12 FLMHFSNMWe003
Desmodium paniculatumPanicled tick trefoilPerennial1.0 4-10 FLMHSNDM003
Desmodium uncinatumSilverleaf desmodium. Spanish tick-cloverPerennial2.0 10-12 FLMHSNDMWe003
Deutzia scabraFuzzy pride-of-rochester, DeutziaShrub3.0 5-8 MLMHSNM10 
Dianella laevisFlax LilyPerennial1.0 8-11  LMNDM00 
Dianthus gratianopolitanusCheddar PinkPerennial0.3 3-7  LMHND00 
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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water. Rating: 1 = Minor 5 = Great.

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