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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Abies amabilisRed Fir,Pacific silver firTree30.0 4-8 SLMHFSNM12 
Acacia auriculiformisEar-Pod Wattle, Black Acacia, Earleaf, Black wattleTree25.0 10-12 FLMHNDM104
Acer glabrumRock Maple, Rocky Mountain maple, Douglas maple, Greene's maple, New Mexico maple, Torrey mapleTree9.0 3-8 SLMHSNM21 
Acer rubrumRed Maple, Drummond's maple, Swamp MapleTree30.0 4-10 FLMHSNM313
Actaea rubraRed BaneberryPerennial0.5 3-7  LMHFSM02 
Actinidia melanandraRed KiwiClimber7.0 5-9  LMHSNM40 
Adenanthera pavoninaRed Sandalwood, Coral TreeTree18.0 10-12 FLMHNM324
Adenostoma sparsifoliumRedshankShrub6.0 7-10  LMHNDM11 
Aesculus paviaRed BuckeyeShrub5.0 5-9 FLMHFSNM21 
Aesculus x carneaRed Horse Chestnut, Ruby Red HorsechestnutTree25.0 5-7 SLMHSNM21 
Agrimonia striataRoadside agrimony 0.0 0-0  LMHSNM020
Akebia quinataAkebia, Chocolate vine, Fiveleaf Akebia, Chocolate VineClimber12.0 4-8 FLMHFSNM423
Allium chinenseRakkyoBulb0.3 6-9  LMNM42 
Allium roseumRosy GarlicBulb0.4 7-10  LMNDM32 
Allium scorodoprasumRocambole, Sand leekBulb0.6 6-9  LMNDM42 
Allium sphaerocephalonRound-Headed LeekBulb0.6 4-8  LMNDM32 
Alnus rubraRed Alder, Oregon AlderTree20.0 6-8 FMHSNMWe224
Amaranthus hybridusRough Pigweed, Slim amaranthAnnual2.0 6-12  LMHNM411
Ambrosia artemesiifoliaRoman Wormwood, Bitterweed, Blackweed, Carrot Weed, Hay Fever Weed, Stickeweed, Tassel Weed, Wild TaAnnual0.9 4-8 MLMHSNM231
Amelanchier sanguineaRoundleaf Serviceberry, Gaspé serviceberryShrub3.0 4-8  LMHSNDM30 
Andira coriaceaRed Cabbage Bark TreeTree20.0 10-12 FLMHSNM004
Androsace sarmentosaRock JasminePerennial0.1 3-7  LMSNDM02 
Anemonella thalictroidesRue-AnemonePerennial0.1 4-7 SLFSM21 
Angophora floribundaRough-Barked AppleTree18.0 8-11  LMNM00 
Annona mucosaWild SweetsopTree12.0 10-12 FLMHNM512
Aquilegia coeruleaRocky Mountain Columbine, Colorado blue columbine, Dailey's columbine, White Colorado columbinePerennial0.6 3-7  LMSNM21 
Arabis caucasicaRock Cress, Wall RockcressPerennial0.2 4-9 MLMHSNDM203
Arabis lyrataRock Cress, Kamchatka rockcress, Lyrate rockcressBiennial/Perennial0.3 4-8  LMHSNDM10 
Arnica diversifoliaRayless arnicaPerennial0.3 0-0  LMHSNM01 
Aronia arbutifoliaRed ChokeberryShrub3.0 4-9  LMHSNM20 
Artemisia dracunculoidesRussian Tarragon, Tarragon, French TarragonPerennial1.0 5-8 MLMSNDM21 
Artemisia gmeliniiRussian Wormwood, Gmelin's wormwoodPerennial1.5 3-7  LMHNDM11 
Artemisia sacrorumRussian WormwoodPerennial1.0 3-7  LMHNDM10 
Artemisia scopariaRedstem wormwoodBiennial0.6 3-7  LMHNDM12 
Artemisia vestitaRussian WormwoodPerennial1.2 3-7  LMHNDM01 
Arthropodium cirrhatumRock-lilyPerennial1.0 7-10  LMNM10 
Arundinaria sppRunning BambooBamboo10.0 4-10 FLMHFSNM314
Asclepias rubraRed SilkweedPerennial1.2 4-8  LMSNDM31 
Asclepias subulataRush MilkweedPerennial2.0 5-9  LSNDM010
Aspalathus linearisRooibosShrub2.0 8-11  LMNDM330
Avena byzantinaRed OatAnnual0.0 -  LMHNDM20 
Baikiaea plurijugaRhodesian Teak, Zambesi RedwoodTree15.0 10-12 SLMHSNM124
Bambusa oldhamiiRyoku-Chiku, Giant Timber Bamboo, Oldham's BambooBamboo6.0 9-12  LMHSNM203
Berchemia lineata Climber4.0 7-10  LMSNM21 
Betula nigraRiver Birch, Black Birch, Red Birch, Water Birch, River BirchTree20.0 3-9 FLMHSNM32 
Bobartia indicaRush IrisPerennial0.6 7-10 SLNDM00 
Boehmeria nipononiveaRamiePerennial1.5 -  LMSNM11 
Boehmeria niveaRamie, Chinese Grass, Chinese Silk PlantPerennial1.8 6-9  LSNDM225
Boenninghausenia albiflora Shrub1.0 7-10  LMNM02 
Bombax ceibaRed Silk Cotton Tree, Kapok TreeTree25.0 10-12 MLMHNDM224
Botrychium virginianumRattlesnake FernFern0.4 -  LMSNM12 
Brassica juncea napiformisRoot MustardAnnual0.8 6-9  LMHSNM42 
Brassica napus napusRapeAnnual/Biennial1.2 6-9  LMHSNM32 
Brassica napus pabulariaRape KaleAnnual/Biennial1.2 6-9  LMHSNM32 
Bromus rigidusRipgut BromeAnnual1.0 6-9  LMHNDM10 
Bryonia dioicaRed Bryony, Cretan bryonyPerennial Climber3.5 5-9 FLMHSNM12 
Calamus caesiusRotan SegaClimber100.0 10-12 FLMHSNM204
Calamus mananRotan ManauClimber100.0 10-12 FLMHSNM004
Calamus radiatusRotan Rays. Radial Leaf RotanClimber50.0 11-12 FLMHSNM004
Calamus rotangRattan, Rotang, Rattan CaneClimber25.0 11-12 FLMHSNM224
Calamus spp.Rattan PalmPerennial50.0 10-12 MLMHSNM225
Calandrinia ciliataRedmaids, Fringed redmaidsAnnual0.3 0-0  LMNDM200
Calandrinia ciliata menziesiiRedmaidsAnnual0.1 -  LNDM20 
Calliandra calothyrsusRed Calliandra, Powderpuff, KaliandraShrub6.0 10-12 FLMHSNM005
Callitris endlicheriRed Cypress-PineTree20.0 8-11  LMNDM01 
Campanula rapunculusRampionBiennial0.9 4-8  LMSNM40 
Caragana frutexRussian pea shrubShrub1.2 2-7 SLMNDM002
Caragana jubataShag-SpineShrub1.0 3-7  LMNDM01 
Cardamine debilisRoadside bittercressPerennial0.3 0-0  LMHSNM20 
Casuarina cunninghamianaRiver She-OakTree18.0 8-11  LMHNDM005
Ceanothus cuneatusBuckbrush, Sedgeleaf buckbrush, Monterey ceanothusShrub1.8 6-9 FLMSNDM21 
Centranthus ruberRed Valerian, Fox's Brush, Jupiter's BeardPerennial0.9 5-8 MLMHNDM211
Cercis canadensisRedbud, Eastern redbud, Mexican redbud,Texas redbudTree12.0 4-9 MLMSNM322
Chamaecrista rotundifoliaRound-leaf cassiaShrub1.0 9-11 FLMSNDM004
Cheilanthes pteridioidesRessurection FernFern0.2 7-10  LMHSNM10 
Chenopodium rubrumRed GoosefootAnnual0.6 -  LMHNM20 
Chrysothamnus graveolensRubber RabbitbrushShrub2.5 7-10  LMNDM00 
Chrysothamnus nauseosusRubber RabbitbrushShrub2.0 -  LMNDM12 
Cistus albidusRock RoseShrub1.0 6-9 FLMNDM10 
Cistus creticusRock Rose, Cretan rockroseShrub1.0 7-10  LMNDM22 
Cistus salviifoliusRock Rose, Salvia cistus, Sage Leaf Rock RoseShrub0.6 8-11 FLMNDM10 
Clematis columbianaRock ClematisClimber3.0 4-8  LMHSNM01 
Cleome serrulataRocky Mountain BeeplantAnnual1.0 3-8  LMSNDM312
Colophospermum mopaneRhodesian ironwood, Rhodesian mahoganyTree12.0 10-12 SLMHSNMWe123
Coprosma hirtellaRough CoprosmaShrub2.0 8-11  LMSNM101
Coriaria myrtifoliaRedoulShrub1.8 7-10  LMHSNM00 
Cornus asperifolia drummondiiRoughleaf DogwoodShrub4.0 5-9 FLMHNM00 
Cornus rugosaRound-Leaved DogwoodShrub3.0 4-8  LMHSNDM01 
Cornus sericeaRed Osier Dogwood, Western dogwoodShrub2.5 2-7 FLMHSNMWe224
Cotinus coggygriaSmoke Tree, European smoketree, Venetian Sumac, Wig Tree, Smoke TreeShrub5.0 5-8 MLMHSNDM11 
Crataegus lobulataRed HawTree9.0 -  LMHSNMWe22 
Crataegus mollisRed Haw, Downy hawthornTree9.0 4-8 MLMHSNMWe422
Crataegus reverchoniiReverchon's HawthornShrub3.0 0-0  LMHSNMWe22 
Crataegus rivularisRiver HawthornTree4.0 4-8  LMHSNMWe22 
Crithmum maritimumRock SamphirePerennial0.3 5-9  LNDM220
Dacrydium cupressinumRimu, New zealand red pineTree30.0 8-11 SLMSM20 
Dalbergia oliveriRedwoodTree23.0 10-12 SLMHSNM004
Daucus pusillusRattlesnake Weed, American wild carrotBiennial0.6 4-8  LMHNM22 
Delphinium nudicauleRed Larkspur, LarkspurPerennial0.3 3-7 MLMHNM01 
Desmodium cinereumRensoni. TickcloverPerennial2.0 9-11 FLMHNMWe004
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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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