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Index of Common Names: K
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Acacia cultriformisKnife-Leaf Wattle, Knife acaciaShrub4.0 9-11 SLMHNDM20 
Acacia koaKoa AcaciaTree20.0 10-12 FLMHNDM023
Acacia koaiaKoai'aTree5.0 10-12 FLMHNDM014
Acacia leucophloeaKuteera-Gum, White-barked acacia.Tree25.0 10-12 MLMHNDM213
Acacia paradoxaKangaroo Thorn, Paradox acaciaShrub5.0 7-10  LMHNDM102
Aconitum koreanumKorean Monk's HoodPerennial1.5 -  LMHSNM10 
Aconitum maximumKamchatka aconitePerennial0.2 0-0  LMHSNM00 
Actinidia chinensisKiwiClimber7.5 6-9  LMHSNM422
Actinidia deliciosaKiwi FruitClimber9.0 6-9 MLMHSNM511
Actinidia kolomiktaKiwiClimber10.0 3-8 MLMHSNM400
Agastache rugosaKorean MintPerennial1.0 7-10  LMNDM432
Allium carinatumKeeled GarlicBulb0.6 6-9  LMHSNM32 
Allium kunthiiKunth's onionBulb0.4 6-9  LMNM32 
Amelanchier asiaticaKorean JuneberryTree8.0 4-8  LMHSNM30 
Angelica genuflexaKneeling AngelicaPerennial1.0 -  LMHSNM21 
Anthyllis vulnerariaKidney VetchPerennial0.2 6-9  LMNDM12 
Apocynum pictumKendyrPerennial2.0 4-9 FLMHFSNM023
Asphodeline luteaKing's Spear, Yellow Asphodel, Jacob's RodPerennial1.0 6-9 MLMHSNDM402
Aster yomena Perennial1.5 5-9  LMHNM10 
Astroloma serratifoliumKondrungShrub1.0 -  LMHSNM00 
Athrotaxis selaginoidesKing William PineTree30.0 7-10 SLMHSNM00 
Berberis koreanaKorean Barberry, BarberryShrub1.5 3-7 MLMHSNDM12 
Betula kenaicaKenai BirchTree12.0 0-0 FLMHSNM313
Brachychiton populneusKurrajong, Bottletree, KurrajongTree18.0 8-11 FLMHNDM302
Brassica oleracea gongylodesKohl RabiBiennial0.5 4-8 FLMHSNM31 
Broussonetia kazinokiKozoTree4.5 6-9  LMHNDM31 
Campanula takesimanaKorean BellflowerPerennial0.5 4-8  LMSNM40 
Carpobrotus rossiiKarkallaPerennial0.2 8-11  LMHSNDM00 
Carthamus lanatusDistaff ThistleAnnual0.6 6-10  LMNDM111
Cedrelopsis greveiKatrafay, KathrafayTree22.0 10-12 SLMHNDM243
Ceiba pentandraKapok Tree, Cotton Tree, Suma'maTree50.0 10-12 FMHNDM335
Cephalotaxus harringtonia koreanaKorean Plum YewShrub1.5 6-9 SLMHFSM503
Cercidiphyllum japonicumKatsura TreeTree30.0 4-8 FLMHSNM00 
Chimonobambusa marmoreaKan-ChikuBamboo1.5 5-9 FLMHSNM10 
Cimicifuga heracleifoliaKomarov's BugbanePerennial1.0 3-7  LMHSM02 
Cirsium kamtschaticumKamchatka thistlePerennial1.8 0-0  LMHNM10 
Corynocarpus spp.KarakaTree15.0 7-10 FLMHSNM204
Crataegus coccinoidesKansas HawthornTree6.0 4-8  LMHSNDMWe32 
Cymbalaria muralisKenilworth IvyPerennial0.1 3-7  LMHSDM21 
Dacrycarpus dacrydioidesKahikateaTree6.0 8-11 SLMHSM20 
Dipterocarpus kerriiKerr's KeruingTree40.0 10-12 MMHSNM023
Ehretia acuminataKoda TreeTree9.0 6-9  LMNM21 
Epimedium koreanumKorean EpimediumPerennial0.3 -  LMHSDM03 
Erythronium japonicumKatakuriBulb0.2 -  LMSM40 
Euonymus latifolius Shrub3.0 4-8  LMHSNDM00 
Fritillaria camschatcensisKamchatka Lily, Kamchatka fritillaryBulb0.5 4-8  LMSNM40 
Fuchsia excorticataKoniniShrub10.0 8-11 MLMHSNM20 
Funtumia elasticaWest African Rubber Tree. Lagos silk rubberTree25.0 10-12 FLMHNM023
Gleditsia koraiensisKorean Honey LocustTree20.0 -  LMHNDM22 
Guibourtia copalliferaKobo Tree, Sierra Leone gum copalTree20.0 10-12 SLMNM014
Gymnocladus dioicaKentucky Coffee TreeTree20.0 3-8 SLMHNDM32 
Hibiscus cannabinusKenaf, Brown IndianhempAnnual/Perennial1.8 6-12 FLMHNM423
Hosta nigrescensKuro-GiboshiPerennial1.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Ilex rotundaKurogane hollyTree20.0 6-9  LMHSNM01 
Indigofera kirilowiiKirilow's indigo, IndigoShrub1.5 5-7 MLMNM01 
Ipomoea aquaticaKangkong, Swamp Morning GloryAnnual/Perennial0.5 7-12 FLMHNMWeWa420
Kadsura longepedunculata Climber3.5 -  LMHSNM22 
Kalmia latifoliaMountain Laurel, Calico Bush, IvyShrub3.0 4-8 SLMHSNM02 
Kalmia polifoliaSwamp Laurel, Bog laurelShrub0.5 0-0  LMHSNM02 
Kalopanax septemlobusTree Aralia, Castor araliaTree25.0 4-8 SLMHSNM21 
Kinugasa japonicaKinugasasoPerennial0.5 7-10  LMHSNM10 
Kniphofia uvariaRed Hot Poker , Common Torch Lily, Torch Lily, Poker Plant, TritomaPerennial2.0 5-9 FLMNM00 
Koeleria macranthaJune Grass, Prairie JunegrassPerennial0.5 0-0  LMHSNM11 
Kummerowia stipulaceaKorean Lespedeza, Korean cloverAnnual0.4 0-0 FLMHNDM010
Leptospermum ericoides Shrub3.0 7-10  LMHNM11 
Letestua durissimaKong-Afane, CongotaliTree40.0 10-12 FLMHNM024
Libocedrus plumosaKawakaTree9.0 7-10 SLMHSNM00 
Lilium kelleyanumKelley's LilyBulb1.0 4-8  LMSNM20 
Magnolia kobusKobus magnolia, Northern Japanese MagnoliaTree12.0 4-7 MLMHSNM11 
Malus x micromalusKaido Crab AppleShrub4.0 4-8  LMHSNM20 
Mangifera kemangaKemangTree30.0 10-12 MLMHNM400
Morus australisKorean Mulberry, Aino MulberryTree7.5 6-9 FLMHSNM22 
Morus bombycisKuwaTree8.0 5-9  LMHSNM22 
Musa x paradisiacaBananaPerennial8.0 10-12 FLMHNM522
Pandanus julianettiiKarukaShrub4.0 10-12 FLMSNM403
Phyllostachys makinoiKei-Chiku, Makino bambooBamboo6.0 7-10  LMHSNM30 
Phyllostachys nigra punctataKurodakeBamboo6.0 6-9  LMHSM43 
Phyllostachys sulphurea viridisKou-ChikuBamboo4.0 6-9  LMHSNDM403
Picrorhiza kurroaKuruPerennial0.0 -  LMHSNM03 
Pinus koraiensisKorean Nut Pine, Chinese pinenutTree20.0 4-7 MLMNDM423
Pittosporum crassifoliumKaro, Stiffleaf cheesewoodShrub5.0 8-11  LMSNDM00 
Poa pratensisKentucky Blue Grass, Spreading bluegrassPerennial1.0 3-9 MLMHNM100
Podocarpus macrophyllusKusamaki, Yew plum pine, Buddhist Pine, Chinese Podocarpus, Chinese Yew Pine, Japanese Yew, SoutherTree10.0 8-11 SLMHSNM21 
Polygonatum commutatumKing Solomon's Seal, Smooth Solomon's sealPerennial2.0 4-8  LMHFSM21 
Polygonum aviculareKnotweed, Prostrate knotweedAnnual0.3 4-8  LMHSNM230
Polygonum douglasiiKnotweed, Douglas' knotweed, Austin knotweed, Engelmann's knotweed, Johnston's knotweed, Large knoAnnual0.3 0-0  LMHSNDM20 
Polygonum salicifoliumKnotweed 0.0 0-0  LMHSNMWe10 
Protea cynaroidesKing ProteaShrub2.0 8-11  LNDM10 
Prunus cerasus capronianaKentish Red CherryTree9.0 3-7  LMHSNM31 
Prunus glandulosaKorean Cherry, Dwarf Flowering AlmondShrub1.0 5-8 MLMHNDM21 
Prunus japonicaKorean Cherry, Japanese bush cherryShrub1.5 4-8  LMHSNM331
Pueraria montanaKudzu VinePerennial Climber10.0 10-12 FMHNM453
Pueraria montana lobataKudzu VinePerennial Climber10.0 5-9 FLMHNM454
Pulsatilla koreanaKorean Pasque FlowerPerennial0.3 -  LMNM02 
Pycnanthemum albescensWhiteleaf Mountain MintPerennial0.5 -  LMHSNDM01 
Pycnanthemum flexuosumMountain Mint, Appalachian mountainmintPerennial1.0 4-8  LMHSNM12 
Pycnanthemum incanumHoary Mountain MintPerennial1.0 -  LMHSNDM12 
Pycnanthemum muticumCluster Mountain MintPerennial1.0 4-8  LMHSNM10 
Pycnanthemum pilosumMountain Mint, Whorled mountainmintPerennial1.5 4-8  LMHSNDM20 
Pycnanthemum virginianumVirginia Mountain MintPerennial1.0 4-8  LMHSNDM22 
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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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