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Index of Latin Names: C
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Abutilon ochsenii Shrub4.0 7-10  LMHSNM30 
Acinos alpinusAlpine CalamintPerennial0.5 4-8  LMHNDM11 
Acorus calamusSweet Flag - CalamusPerennial1.0 4-11 MLMHNWeWa34 
Aegle marmelosBael Tree, Golden Apple, Bengal QuinceTree10.0 10-12 SLMHNM334
Agastache canaHoary Balm Of Gilead, Mosquito plantPerennial0.8 0-0  LMNDM20 
Akebia trifoliataAkebia, Threeleaf AkebiaClimber9.0 5-8 FLMHFSNM422
Allocasuarina littoralisBlack She Oak, Bull Oak, WayetuckTree8.0 9-11 FLMHNM104
Alnus nitida Tree30.0 7-10  MHSNDMWe01 
Amorphophallus rivieriDevil's Tongue, Umbrella Arum, Leopard Palm, Snake PalmPerennial0.8 10-11  LMSNM22 
Ampelopsis humulifolia Climber6.0 4-8  MSNM20 
Anthriscus cerefoliumChervil, Garden chervilBiennial0.5 6-9  LMHFSNM32 
Anthriscus sylvestrisCow Parsley, Wild chervilBiennial1.2 6-9  LMHFSNDM211
Aphananthe aspera Tree20.0 6-9  LMHSNDM10 
Argyranthemum foeniculaceum Perennial1.0 8-11  LMHNDM10 
Asplenium ceterachScale FernFern0.2 7-10  LMFSNM02 
Barbarea vulgarisYellow Rocket, Garden yellowrocketPerennial0.4 5-9  LMHSNM310
Bassia scopariaSummer Cypress, BurningbushAnnual0.3 5-9  LMNM221
Blackstonia perfoliataYellow WortAnnual0.5 -  LMNDM00 
Bowdichia virgilioidesAlcornocoTree20.0 10-12 FLMHNDM024
Brachyglottis repandaBushman's Toilet PaperShrub6.0 8-11 SLMHSNM11 
Bromus carinatusCalifornian BromeAnnual/Biennial0.8 4-8  LMHSNDM101
Bunium ferulaceum Perennial0.6 -  LMHNM20 
Bunium persicumBlack Caraway, Black CuminPerennial0.6 -  LMHSNM30 
Butia capitataJelly Palm, South american jelly palmTree6.0 9-11 SLMHSNM20 
Cacalia atriplicifoliaPale indian plantainPerennial1.8 0-0  LMHFSM212
Cacalia auriculata Perennial1.2 -  LMHFSM10 
Cacalia delphiniifolia Perennial1.0 -  LMHFSM10 
Cacalia farfarifolia Perennial1.2 -  LMHFSM10 
Cacalia firma Perennial0.0 -  LMHFSM10 
Cacalia hastata orientalis Perennial2.0 -  LMHFSM10 
Cacalia hastata tanakae Perennial1.8 -  LMHFSM10 
Cacalia kiusiana Perennial0.8 -  LMHFSM10 
Cacalia nikomontana Perennial1.0 -  LMHFSM10 
Cacalia peltifolia Perennial1.8 -  LMHFSWeM10 
Cacalia pseudo-taimingasa Perennial0.0 -  LMHFSM10 
Caesalpinia decapetalaMysore Thorn, ShooflyShrub3.0 7-10  LMHNM022
Caesalpinia digynaTeri pods, UdakiryakaShrub10.0 10-12 FLMHNM224
Caesalpinia echinataPau Brasil, Brazil Wood, Indian SavinTree12.0 10-12 MLMHSNM024
Caesalpinia gilliesiiBird Of Paradise, Bird-of-paradise shrubShrub5.0 7-10  LMHNM01 
Caesalpinia sappanSappanwood. Rainbow woodTree7.0 10-12 FLMHNDM123
Caesalpinia spinosaSpiny Holdback, TaraTree6.0 9-11 FLMHSNM224
Caesia callianthaBlue Grass LilyPerennial0.3 -  LMHNM10 
Caesia parvifloraBlue Grass LilyPerennial0.3 -  LMHNM10 
Caesia vittataBlue Grass LilyPerennial0.6 -  LMHNM10 
Cajanus cajanPigeon Pea, Puerto Rico Bean, Gandul, Dhal, Congo PeaShrub4.0 9-12 FLMHNM424
Cakile edentulaSea Rocket, American searocket, Harper's searocketAnnual0.6 5-9  LNDM20 
Cakile maritimaSea Rocket, European searocketAnnual0.3 5-9  LNM20 
Calamintha grandifloraLarge-Flowered CalamintPerennial0.6 5-8  LMSNDM22 
Calamintha nepetaLesser CalamintPerennial0.6 5-9  LMNDM322
Calamintha sylvaticaCalamint, Woodland calamintPerennial0.6 5-9  LMSNDM32 
Calamus caesiusRotan SegaClimber100.0 10-12 FLMHSNM204
Calamus mananRotan ManauClimber100.0 10-12 FLMHSNM004
Calamus ovoideusEgg-shaped Rattan. Rotan OvoidClimber70.0 10-12 FLMHSNM204
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 balonensis Annual/Perennial0.1 -  LNDM20 
Calandrinia ciliataRedmaids, Fringed redmaidsAnnual0.3 0-0  LMNDM200
Calandrinia ciliata menziesiiRedmaidsAnnual0.1 -  LNDM20 
Calandrinia polyandraParakeelyaAnnual/Perennial0.1 -  LMNDM20 
Calandrinia remota Annual/Perennial0.1 -  LNDM20 
Calathea allouiaSweetcorn Root, Guinea ArrowrootPerennial2.0 10-12 MLMHSNM401
Calceolaria arachnoidea Perennial0.5 8-11  LMHSNM01 
Calceolaria thyrsiflora Shrub0.7 8-11  LMHSNM01 
Calendula arvensisField MarigoldAnnual0.3 5-9  LMHNM23 
Calendula officinaliscalendula, Pot MarigoldAnnual0.6 2-11 MLMHSNM354
Calicotome spinosa Shrub3.0 7-10  LMHNDM00 
Calicotome villosa Shrub3.0 7-10  LMHNDM00 
Calla palustrisWater ArumPerennial0.3 4-8  LMHNWeWa22 
Calliandra calothyrsusRed Calliandra, Powderpuff, KaliandraShrub6.0 10-12 FLMHSNM005
Callicarpa americanaAmerican Beautyberry, Beautyberry, French Mulberry, American BeautyberryShrub1.8 7-10 SMSNM22 
Callicarpa japonicaBeautyberry, Japanese callicarpa, Japanese BeautyberryShrub2.0 5-8 MLMHSNM10 
Callicarpa macrophylla Shrub2.5 8-11  LMHSNM12 
Callicarpa mollis Shrub2.4 7-10  MNM10 
Callicarpa pedunculata Shrub3.0 9-11  LMHNM02 
Callicoma serratifoliaBlack WattleShrub6.0 8-11  LMHSNM00 
Calligonum aphyllum Shrub1.2 4-8  LMNDM20 
Callirhoe digitataFinger Poppy Mallow, WinecupPerennial0.9 4-8  LNDM20 
Callirhoe involucrataPoppy Mallow, Purple poppymallow, Winecup, Finger Poppy MallowPerennial0.2 4-8 MLNDM320
Callirhoe leiocarpaTall Poppy-MallowAnnual0.9 5-9  LNDM20 
Callistemon citrinusCrimson Bottlebrush, Red Bottlebrush, Lemon BottlebrushShrub4.5 8-11 MLMHNDMWe20 
Callitriche hermaphroditicaWater Starwort, Northern water-starwortPerennial0.3 5-9  LMHNWa00 
Callitriche palustrisCommon Waterwort, Vernal water-starwortPerennial0.3 0-0  LMHNWa10 
Callitris columellarisWhite Cypress-PineTree20.0 9-11  LMNDM00 
Callitris endlicheriRed Cypress-PineTree20.0 8-11  LMNDM01 
Calluna vulgarisHeather, Scotch HeatherShrub0.6 4-7  LMSNDM225
Calocedrus decurrensIncense Cedar, California Incense CedarTree15.0 5-8 SLMHSNDM11 
Calochortus aureusMariposa Lily, Golden mariposa lilyBulb0.3 3-7  LMNDM20 
Calochortus barbatus Bulb0.6 3-7  LMNDM10 
Calochortus clavatusClubhair mariposa lily, Arroyo de la Cruz mariposa lilyBulb1.0 8-10 MLMNDM10 
Calochortus elegansStar Tulip, Elegant mariposa lilyBulb0.2 3-7  LMNDM10 
Calochortus gunnisoniiMariposa Lily, Gunnison's mariposa lilyBulb0.3 3-7  LMNDM21 
Calochortus luteusYellow Mariposa, Yellow mariposa lilyBulb0.3 3-7  LMNDM20 
Calochortus macrocarpusSagebrush Mariposa Lily, Nez Perce mariposa lilyBulb0.5 3-7  LMNDM21 
Calochortus nuttalliiSego LilyBulb0.2 3-7  LMNDM20 
Calochortus pulchellusMount Diablo Globelily, Mt. diablo fairy-lanternBulb0.3 3-7  LMSNDM20 
Calochortus tolmieiTolmie StartulipBulb0.3 3-7  LMSNDM20 
Calochortus uniflorusLarge-Flowered Star Tulip, Monterey mariposa lilyBulb0.3 3-7  LMNDM10 
Calochortus venustusButterfly Mariposa LilyBulb0.6 3-7  LMNDM20 
Calophyllum brasilienseBrazil Beauty-LeafTree30.0 10-12 FLMHSNM024
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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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