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Index of Latin Names: A
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Abelia trifloraIndian AbeliaShrub3.5 5-9 MLMSNDM001
Abelmoschus esculentusOkraAnnual1.0 5-11  LMHNM432
Abelmoschus manihotAibikaPerennial3.0 8-11 FLMHNM412
Abelmoschus moschatusMusk Mallow,Musk OkraPerennial2.0 8-11 FLMHNM23 
Abies albaSilver Fir, Christmas Tree Fir, European Silver Fir, SilverTree45.0 5-8 FLMHFSNM234
Abies amabilisRed Fir,Pacific silver firTree30.0 4-8 SLMHFSNM12 
Abies balsameaBalsam FirTree15.0 3-6 SLMHFSNM35 
Abies cephalonicaGrecian FirTree36.0 4-8 MLMHFSNM00 
Abies concolorColorado Fir, White firTree45.0 3-7 FLMHFSNDM02 
Abies delavayi Tree25.0 6-9 SLMHFSNM00 
Abies firmaMomi Fir, Japanese FirTree30.0 6-9 MLMHFSNM10 
Abies fraseriShe Balsam, Fraser fir, Southern Balsam FirTree15.0 4-7 FLMHFSNM130
Abies grandisGrand Fir, Giant Fir, Lowland White FirTree75.0 5-6 FLMHFSNM22 
Abies homolepisNikko FirTree36.0 4-7 MLMHFSNM00 
Abies lasiocarpaSubalpine Fir, Alpine FirTree25.0 5-6 SLMHFSNM22 
Abies magnificaCalifornian Red Fir, Shasta red firTree60.0 4-8 MLMHFSNM00 
Abies mariesii Tree20.0 5-9 SLMHFSNM00 
Abies nordmannianaCaucasian Fir, Christmas Tree Fir, NordmannTree50.0 4-6 MLMHFSNM00 
Abies pindrowWest Himalayan FirTree30.0 5-7 SLMHFSNM00 
Abies proceraNoble FirTree60.0 5-6 MLMHFSNM01 
Abies recurvata Tree35.0 5-9 MLMHFSNM00 
Abies religiosaSacred FirTree40.0 7-10 FLMHFSNM01 
Abies sachalinensisSakhalin FirTree30.0 3-6 SLMHFSNM00 
Abies sibiricaSiberian FirTree30.0 -  LMHFSNM01 
Abies spectabilisHimalayan FirTree30.0 6-9 SLMHFSNM02 
Abies squamataFlaky FirTree30.0 5-9 SLMHFSNDM00 
Abies veitchiiVeitch Fir, ChristmastreeTree25.0 3-7 FLMHFSNM00 
Abies veitchii sikokiana Tree30.0 3-7  LMHFSNM00 
Abobra tenuifoliaCranberry GourdPerennial Climber3.5 8-11  LMNDM10 
Abroma augustaCotton Abroma. Perennial Indian Hemp.Shrub3.0 10-12 FLMHNM034
Abronia fragransSnowball Sand VerbenaPerennial0.6 7-10  LMNDM21 
Abronia latifoliaSand Verbena, Coastal sand verbenaPerennial0.1 7-10  LNDM20 
Abronia turbinataTransmontane Sand VerbenaPerennial0.1 -  LNDM01 
Abronia villosaDesert Sand VerbenaAnnual0.1 7-10  LNDM01 
Abutilon megapotamicumTrailing AbutilonShrub2.0 7-10 FLMHSNM400
Abutilon ochsenii Shrub4.0 7-10  LMHSNM30 
Abutilon pictumAbutilon, Parlour Maple, Flowering Maple, SpottedShrub5.0 8-10 MLMHSNM30 
Abutilon purpurascens Shrub2.4 8-11  LMHSNDM20 
Abutilon species Shrub3.0 7-10  LMHSNM30 
Abutilon theophrastiChina Jute, Velvetleaf, Butterprint Buttonweed Jute, China Mallow, Indian Velvet LeafAnnual1.0 0-0  LMHSNDM324
Abutilon vitifolium Shrub8.0 7-10  LMHSNM30 
Abutilon x hybridumChinese Lantern, Flowering MapleShrub3.0 9-11 FLMHSNM300
Abutilon x milleriTrailing AbutilonShrub3.0 7-10  LMHSNM30 
Abutilon x suntense Shrub8.0 7-10 FLMHSNM30 
Acacia aneuraMulga AcaciaTree15.0 8-11 SLMNDM303
Acacia angustissimaPrairie acacia. Timbre. Fernleaf AcaciaTree5.0 7-10 FLMHNDM234
Acacia auriculiformisEar-Pod Wattle, Black Acacia, Earleaf, Black wattleTree25.0 10-12 FLMHNDM104
Acacia catechuCutch tree, Catechu acaciaTree15.0 10-12 FLMHNDM123
Acacia coleiCole's wattle, Candelabra Wattle, Soap wattle, Shrub4.0 10-12 FLMHNDM323
Acacia concinnaShikakai, Soap-PodTree10.0 10-11 MLMND214
Acacia coriaceaWiry Wattle, Acacia, Leather LeafTree5.0 9-11 MLMHSNDM30 
Acacia cowleanaHall’s Creek wattleTree5.0 10-12 FLMNDM323
Acacia cultriformisKnife-Leaf Wattle, Knife acaciaShrub4.0 9-11 SLMHNDM20 
Acacia dealbataMimosa, Silver wattleTree25.0 7-10 FLMNDM203
Acacia decurrensGreen WattleTree12.0 6-9 FLMNDM213
Acacia farnesianaSweet Acacia, Perfume Acacia, HuisacheShrub9.0 9-11 FLMHNDM224
Acacia holosericeaStrap wattle, Candelabra wattleShrub3.0 10-12 FLMHNM123
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 longifoliaSydney Golden Wattle, AcaciaTree9.0 10-11 MLNDM30 
Acacia mearnsiiBlack Wattle, Late black wattleTree10.0 8-11 FLMNM134
Acacia melanoxylonBlackwood, Australia Acacia, Black Acacia, Blackwood AcaciaTree30.0 9-11 FLMNDM214
Acacia mucronataNarrow-Leaf WattleTree9.0 7-10  LNDM20 
Acacia murrayanaMurray’s wattle, Colony wattleTree5.0 10-12 FLMHNDM323
Acacia paradoxaKangaroo Thorn, Paradox acaciaShrub5.0 7-10  LMHNDM102
Acacia podalyriifoliaQueensland Silver Wattle, Pearl wattleTree3.0 7-10  LMNDM103
Acacia pycnanthaGolden WattleTree8.0 7-10 FLNDM20 
Acacia retinodesSwamp Wattle, Water wattleTree6.0 7-10  LMNDM20 
Acacia salignaBlue-Leaved Wattle, Orange wattleShrub6.0 7-10 FLMHNDM105
Acacia sophoraeCoastal Wattle, AcaciaShrub0.0 0-0  LMHNDM20 
Acacia verticillataPrickly MosesShrub6.0 7-10  LMHNDM10 
Acacia victoriaeBramble wattle. Gundabluey, Bardi bushShrub10.0 8-11 FLMHNDM423
Acaenia anserinifoliaPirri-Pirri BurPerennial0.1 5-9 FLMHSNM11 
Acalypha australisAsian copperleafAnnual0.5 0-0  LMHSNM01 
Acanthocereus tetragonusPitahaya. Barbed-wire cactus.Tree5.0 10-12 SLMND303
Acanthosicyos horridusNaras. ButterpipsPerennial1.0 9-11 FLMNDM322
Acanthus mollisBear's BreechesPerennial1.2 -  LMSNDM02 
Acca sellowianaFeijoa, Pineapple GuavaShrub3.0 8-11 SLMHNDM402
Acer acuminatum Tree6.0 5-9  LMHSNM10 
Acer argutum Tree8.0 4-8  LMHSNM20 
Acer caesium Tree15.0 5-9  LMHSNM01 
Acer campestreField Maple, Hedge mapleTree15.0 4-8 FLMHSNM21 
Acer carpinifoliumHornbeam MapleShrub10.0 4-7 SLMHSNM20 
Acer circinatumVine MapleTree12.0 6-9 SLMHSNM21 
Acer crataegifoliumHawthorn-Leaved MapleTree10.0 5-9  LMHSNM00 
Acer distylum Tree15.0 6-9  LMHSNM20 
Acer ginnalaAmur MapleTree10.0 3-8 FLMHSNM103
Acer glabrumRock Maple, Rocky Mountain maple, Douglas maple, Greene's maple, New Mexico maple, Torrey mapleTree9.0 3-8 SLMHSNM21 
Acer interiusBox ElderTree20.0 -  LMHSNM20 
Acer macrophyllumOregon Maple, Bigleaf maple, Oregon MapleTree30.0 5-9 FLMHSNM31 
Acer monoMapleTree15.0 3-8 SLMHSNM21 
Acer negundoBox ElderTree21.0 3-8 FLMHSNM313
Acer oblongum Tree9.0 6-9  LMHSNM00 
Acer palmatumJapanese MapleTree8.0 6-8 SLMHSNM20 
Acer pectinatumMapleTree10.0 3-6 SLMHSNM00 
Acer pensylvanicumMoosewood, Striped maple, Moosewood, Pennsylvania MapleTree4.5 3-7  LMHNM01 
Acer platanoidesNorway Maple, Harlequin MapleTree21.0 3-7 FLMHSNM203
Acer pseudoplatanusSycamore, Great Maple, Scottish Maple, Planetree MapleTree30.0 4-7 FLMHSNM214
Acer rubrumRed Maple, Drummond's maple, Swamp MapleTree30.0 4-10 FLMHSNM313
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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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