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Index of Common Names: X
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Cimicifuga dahuricaXing An Sheng MaPerennial1.5 4-8  LMHSM13 
Dipsacus japonicusXu DuanBiennial/Perennial0.8 -  LMHSNM12 
Fontanesia phillyreoides fortuneiXue LiuShrub3.0 5-9  LMHSNM00 
Fraxinus bungeanaXiao Ye QinShrub5.0 4-8  LMHNDM02 
Inula britannicaXuan Fu Hua, British yellowheadPerennial0.8 6-9  LMHNMWe03 
Inula britannica chinensisXuan Fu HuaPerennial0.6 6-9  LMHSNM13 
Lonicera involucrataTwinberry, Twinberry honeysuckleShrub1.2 4-8 MLMHNM22 
Xanthium strumariumCocklebur, Rough cocklebur, Canada cockleburAnnual0.8 6-9  LMHNDM130
Xanthorhiza simplicissimaYellowrootShrub1.0 5-9 FLMHFSNMWe02 
Xerophyllum tenaxIndian Basket Grass, Common beargrassPerennial1.2 4-8 SLMSNM11 
Xylosma japonica Tree25.0 7-10  LMHSNDM11 

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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