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Index of Latin Names: F
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Agave cantala agaveAgavePerennial2.0 9-12 FLMHNDM204
Arisaema thunbergii Perennial0.6 -  LMFSNM01 
Casimiroa edulisWhite Sapote, Mexican AppleTree16.0 8-11 MLMHNM532
Castanea pumilaChinquapin, Ozark chinkapinShrub4.0 4-8 SLMHNDM412
Castanea pumila asheiChinquapinShrub5.0 6-9  LMHNDM412
Fabiana imbricataPichiShrub2.5 7-10  LNM02 
Fagopyrum dibotrysPerennial BuckwheatPerennial1.0 0-0 FLMHSNDM420
Fagopyrum esculentumBuckwheatAnnual1.5 6-12 FLMHNDM434
Fagopyrum spp.Perennial BuckwheatPerennial1.0 5-10 FLMHSNM432
Fagopyrum tataricumTartarian BuckwheatAnnual0.8 0-0  LMHNDM310
Fagraea fragransIronwood, TembusuTree25.0 10-12 SLMHNMWe024
Fagus crenataJapanese BeechTree35.0 4-8 SLMFSNDM20 
Fagus grandifoliaAmerican BeechTree10.0 4-8 SLMFSNDM223
Fagus japonicaJapanese BeechTree22.0 4-8 SLMFSNDM20 
Fagus longipetiolata Tree22.0 -  LMFSNDM20 
Fagus lucida Tree15.0 5-9  LMFSNDM20 
Fagus orientalisOriental BeechTree20.0 4-8 MLMFSNDM20 
Fagus sylvaticaBeech, European beech, Common BeechTree30.0 4-7 MLMHFSNDM424
Faidherbia albidaWhite Acacia. White-thorn. Apple ring acaciaTree25.0 10-12 FLMNDM123
Falcataria moluccanaBataiTree35.0 10-12 FLMHNM004
Fallugia paradoxaApache PlumeShrub2.5 6-10 MLMHNDM00 
Farfugium japonicumLeopard PlantPerennial0.8 6-10 MLMHSNM11 
Fargesia nitidaFountain BambooBamboo4.0 4-8 SLMHFSNM00 
Fedia cornucopiae Annual0.2 -  LMHNDM20 
Ferula assa-foetidaAsafoetida - Devil's Dung. Hing (Indian), AsafetidaPerennial2.0 7-10  LMHNDM33 
Ferula caspica Perennial0.3 -  LMHNDM02 
Ferula communisGiant FennelPerennial2.5 7-10  LMHNDM11 
Ferula conocaula Perennial0.0 -  LMHNDM02 
Ferula foetidaAsafoetidaPerennial1.0 7-10  LMHNDM23 
Ferula gummosaGalbanumPerennial1.0 5-9  LMHNDM22 
Ferula karelinii Perennial0.6 -  LMHNDM10 
Ferula longifolia Perennial0.0 -  LMHNDM10 
Ferula marmarica Perennial0.0 -  LMHNDM00 
Ferula moschataMusk RootPerennial2.5 8-11  LMHNDM02 
Ferula narthexFerulaPerennial2.5 7-10  LMHNDM22 
Ferula persica Perennial1.0 6-9  LMHNDM01 
Ferula schair Perennial1.0 -  LMHNDM00 
Ferula szowitziana Perennial0.6 -  LMHNDM00 
Ferula tingitana Perennial2.0 8-11  LMHNDM00 
Festuca conferta  0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Festuca ovinaSheep's FescuePerennial0.3 4-8  LMSNDM10 
Festuca pratensisMeadow fescuePerennial1.0 4-10 MLMHSNDM103
Fibigia clypeata Perennial0.6 6-9  LMHNDM20 
Ficus annulataHuan wen rong, NizhangdeTree25.0 10-12 MLMHNM203
Ficus caricaFig, Edible fig, Fig CommonTree6.0 6-10 MLMHNDM421
Ficus coronataSandpaper FigTree12.0 8-11  LMHSNM313
Ficus elasticaRubber Plant. India Rubber TreeTree50.0 9-12 FLMHSNM223
Ficus macrophyllaMoreton Bay FigTree35.0 9-11  LMHSNM103
Ficus palmataWild Fig, Punjab figTree9.0 0-0  LMHNDM21 
Ficus racemosaCluster FigTree12.0 9-12 FLMHSNM322
Filipendula kamtschatica Perennial2.0 3-7  LMHSNMWe20 
Filipendula multijuga Perennial1.2 5-9  LMHSNMWe10 
Filipendula rubraQueen Of The Prairie, MeadowsweetPerennial2.5 3-9 MLMHSNMWe01 
Filipendula ulmariaMeadowsweet, Queen of the meadow, Double Lady of the Meadow, European MeadowsweetPerennial1.2 3-9 MLMHSNMWe333
Filipendula vestita Perennial0.8 5-9  LMHSNMWe01 
Filipendula vulgarisDropwort, MeadowsweetPerennial0.8 3-10 MLMHNDM21 
Fimbristylis sub-bispicata Perennial0.6 -  LMHSNM00 
Firmiana simplexChinese Parasol Tree, Chinese parasoltree, Japanese Varnish Tree, Chinese Parasol TreeTree15.0 7-10 FLMSNM11 
Fitzroya cupressoidesAlerce, Patagonian cypressTree10.0 7-10 SLMHSNM00 
Flemingia macrophyllaEnoki-mameShrub3.0 10-12 MLMHSNMWe124
Foeniculum vulgareFennel, Sweet fennelPerennial1.5 3-10  LMHNDM534
Foeniculum vulgare azoricumFlorence FennelPerennial1.5 6-9  LMHNDM333
Foeniculum vulgare dulceSweet FennelPerennial1.5 6-9  LMHNDM434
Fontanesia phillyreoides fortuneiXue LiuShrub3.0 5-9  LMHSNM00 
Forestiera acuminataSwamp Privet, Eastern swampprivetShrub3.0 0-0  LMHSNM11 
Forestiera neomexicanaWild OliveShrub3.0 5-9  LMHSNDM20 
Forsythia suspensaLian Qiao, Weeping forsythiaShrub5.0 5-8 MLMHFSNM133
Forsythia viridissimaGolden Bells, Greenstem forsythia, ForsythiaShrub2.5 5-8 SLMHFSNM023
Forsythia x intermediaGolden Bell, Border ForsythiaShrub2.5 5-8 FLMHFSNM003
Fortunella japonicaRound KumquatShrub2.5 8-11  LMHSNM312
Fortunella margaritaOval KumquatShrub3.0 7-10  LMHNM301
Fouquieria splendensOcotillo. Coach whipShrub6.0 8-11 MLMHND222
FragariaStrawberry, Beach strawberry, Pacific beach strawberry, Sandwich beach strawberry, Virginia strawberPerennial0.2 4-8  LMHSNM30 
Fragaria bracteataWoodland StrawberryPerennial0.3 -  LMHSNM20 
Fragaria californicaCalifornian StrawberryPerennial0.3 0-0  LMHSNM210
Fragaria chiloensisBeach Strawberry, Pacific beach strawberry, Sandwich beach strawberryPerennial0.3 4-10  LMHSNM313
Fragaria daltoniana Perennial0.3 -  LMHSNM21 
Fragaria iinumaeStrawberryPerennial0.3 -  LMHSNM20 
Fragaria moschataHautbois StrawberryPerennial0.5 5-9  LMHSNM302
Fragaria nilgerrensis Perennial0.2 -  LMHSNM20 
Fragaria nipponica Perennial0.3 -  LMHSNM20 
Fragaria nubicolaIndian StrawberryPerennial0.2 5-9  LMHSNM21 
Fragaria orientalis Perennial0.2 -  LMHSNM30 
Fragaria ovalisRocky Mountain StrawberryPerennial0.2 -  LMHSNM30 
Fragaria vescaWild Strawberry, Woodland strawberry, California strawberryPerennial0.3 4-8  LMHSNM333
Fragaria vesca 'Semperflorens'Alpine StrawberryPerennial0.3 4-8  LMHSNM53 
Fragaria virginianaScarlet Strawberry, Virginia strawberryPerennial0.3 3-7  LMHSNM322
Fragaria viridisGreen StrawberryPerennial0.3 5-9  LMHSNM303
Fragaria x ananassaStrawberryPerennial0.3 4-8  LMHSNM503
Frasera caroliniensisAmerican ColumboPerennial2.5 0-0  LMSNM02 
Frasera speciosaGreen Gentian, ElkweedBiennial/Perennial1.5 3-7  LMSNM12 
Fraxinus americanaWhite AshTree25.0 4-9 FLMHSNDM120
Fraxinus angustifoliaNarrow-Leaved AshTree25.0 5-9  LMHNDM10 
Fraxinus bungeanaXiao Ye QinShrub5.0 4-8  LMHNDM02 
Fraxinus chinensis rhynchophyllaHua Qu LiuTree25.0 5-9  LMHNM02 
Fraxinus excelsiorAsh, European ash, Common AshTree30.0 5-8 FLMHNMWe223
Fraxinus floribundaHimalayan AshTree40.0 7-10  LMHNM22 
Fraxinus hookeri Tree0.0 -  LMHNM00 
Fraxinus latifoliaOregon AshTree20.0 5-9  LMHNM01 
Fraxinus longicuspis Tree8.0 5-9  LMHNM01 
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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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