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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Agalinis tenuifoliaSlenderleaf False FoxglovePerennial0.6 7-10  LMSNDM01 
Agrostemma githagoCorncockle, Common corncockleAnnual0.9 0-0  LMHSNDM110
Antennaria dioicaCatsfoot, Stoloniferous pussytoesPerennial0.1 4-8  LNDM022
Apios priceanaTraveler's delightPerennial3.0 6-9  LMSNM503
Asperula tinctoriaDyer's WoodruffPerennial0.3 4-8  LMHSNDM00 
Bulnesia arboreaVerawoodTree15.0 9-12 SLMHNDM004
Caesalpinia echinataPau Brasil, Brazil Wood, Indian SavinTree12.0 10-12 MLMHSNM024
Catabrosa aquaticaWater WhirlGrassPerennial0.7 3-7  LMHSNWeWa11 
Clarkia bilobaTwolobe clarkia, Mariposa clarkia, Brandegee's clarkiaAnnual0.9 0-0  LMHSNM11 
Clarkia purpureaWinecup clarkiaAnnual0.6 0-0  LMHSNM10 
Cleome gynandraAfrican Spider Flower, SpiderwispAnnual1.3 8-12  LMNDM020
Coniogramme japonicaBamboo FernFern0.4 8-11  LMHSNM01 
Cruciata laevipesCrosswort, Smooth bedstrawPerennial0.6 0-0  LMHSNDM22 
Cytisus decumbensProstrate BroomShrub0.2 5-8 MLMNDM004
Daphniphyllum himalense Tree6.0 7-10  LMHFSM11 
Diploterigium glaucum Fern0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Gagea luteaYellow Star Of BethlehemBulb0.2 5-9  LMHSNM10 
Gaillardia pinnatifidaBlanket Flower, Red dome blanketflowerPerennial0.4 7-10  LMHSNM21 
Gaillardia x grandifloraBlanket flowerPerennial0.3 3-10 FLMNDM103
Galactites tomentosa Annual/Biennial0.5 -  LMHNDM10 
Galanthus nivalisSnowdrop, Common SnowdropBulb0.2 3-9 MMHSM01 
Galax urceolataBeetleweed, WandflowerPerennial0.2 5-8 MLMHFSDM012
Galega officinalisGoat's Rue, Professor-weedPerennial1.2 4-8 FLMHSNM230
Galeopsis bifidaSplitlip hempnettleAnnual1.0 0-0  LMHSNM00 
Galeopsis ladanumBroadleaf Hemp Nettle, Red hempnettleAnnual0.6 0-0  LMHSNM00 
Galeopsis segetumDowny Hemp NettleAnnual0.6 -  LMHSNM02 
Galeopsis speciosaLarge Flowered Hemp Nettle, Edmonton hempnettleAnnual1.0 0-0  LMHSNM00 
Galeopsis tetrahitCommon Hemp Nettle, Brittlestem hempnettleAnnual1.0 0-0  LMHSNM010
Galinsoga parvifloraGallant SoldierAnnual0.6 0-0  LMHSNM210
Galium aparineGoosegrass, Coachweed, Catchweed, StickywillyAnnual1.2 3-7  LMHFSNDM233
Galium borealeNorthern BedstrawPerennial0.5 0-0  LMHSDM220
Galium gracile Perennial0.2 0-0  LMHSDM120
Galium mollugoHedge Bedstraw, False baby's breathPerennial1.2 3-7 MLMHSDM120
Galium odoratumSweet Woodruff, Sweetscented bedstraw, BedstrawPerennial0.2 5-9 MLMHFSDM333
Galium spuriumFalse CleaversAnnual0.8 0-0  LMHSDM120
Galium tinctoriumThreepetal BedstrawPerennial0.0 0-0  LMHSNM010
Galium triflorumFragrant BedstrawPerennial0.6 0-0  LMHSDM120
Galium verumLady's Bedstraw, Yellow Spring bedstraw, Wirtgen's bedstrawPerennial0.6 3-7  LMHSNDM320
Garcinia brasiliensisBacupariTree6.0 10-12 SLMHSNM422
Garcinia gardnerianaBacupari, achachaTree8.0 10-12 SLMHSNM402
Garcinia hanburyiSiam gamboge. Hanbury's garciniaTree15.0 10-12 MLMHSNM012
Garcinia kolaBitter KolaTree12.0 10-12 MLMHSNMWe343
Garcinia madrunoMadruno, Charichuela, MadronoTree10.0 10-12 MLMSNM422
Garcinia mangostanaMangosteen, ManggisTree12.0 11-12 SMHSNM522
Garcinia xanthochymusMysore Gamboge. Gamboge, Himalayan garciniaTree12.0 11-12 SLMHSNM202
Garrya ellipticaCoast Silk Tassel, Wavyleaf silktasselShrub4.0 7-10 MLMHFSNDM02 
Garrya fremontiiFever Bush, BearbrushShrub3.0 6-9 MLMHFSNDM01 
Gastrodia cunninghamii Perennial1.0 -  LMHFSM20 
Gastrodia elataTien MaPerennial1.0 5-9  LMHFSM23 
Gastrodia sesamoidesPotato OrchidPerennial0.6 0-0  LMHSNM200
Gaultheria adenothrix Shrub0.3 8-11  LMFSM304
Gaultheria antipodaSnowberryShrub1.2 8-11  LMFSM20 
Gaultheria appressaWhite WaxberryShrub2.0 -  LMSNM20 
Gaultheria cumingiana Shrub3.0 9-11  LMSM22 
Gaultheria depressaMountain SnowberryShrub0.1 8-11  LMSNM20 
Gaultheria fragrantissimaFragrant WintergreenShrub1.0 8-11  LMFSM22 
Gaultheria griffithianum Shrub1.8 -  LMSNM20 
Gaultheria hispidaSnowberryShrub0.9 8-11  LMSM21 
Gaultheria hispidulaCreeping SnowberryShrub0.1 5-9 FLMSMWe414
Gaultheria humifusaAlpine Wintergreen, Alpine spicywintergreenShrub0.1 6-9  LMSNM403
Gaultheria insana Shrub0.5 5-9  LMHSNM11 
Gaultheria japonicaCreeping SnowberryShrub0.1 5-9 FLMSMWe413
Gaultheria macrostigma Shrub0.5 7-10  LMSM20 
Gaultheria mucronataPrickly heathShrub1.5 5-9  LMSNM403
Gaultheria myrsinoides Shrub0.2 8-11  LMSNM20 
Gaultheria nummularioides Shrub0.1 8-11  LMSNM20 
Gaultheria ovatifoliaMountain Checkerberry, Western teaberryShrub0.2 5-9  LMFSM303
Gaultheria procumbensCheckerberry, Eastern teaberry, Teaberry, Creeping WintergreenShrub0.2 3-6 MLMFSDM434
Gaultheria pumila Shrub0.1 6-9 SLMSNM20 
Gaultheria pumila leucocarpa Shrub0.2 6-9  LMSNM20 
Gaultheria pyroliifolia Shrub0.2 5-9 SLMFSM20 
Gaultheria pyroloides Shrub0.3 5-9  LMSM30 
Gaultheria rigida Shrub0.0 -  LMFSM10 
Gaultheria sclelophylla Shrub0.0 -  LMFSM20 
Gaultheria shallonShallon, SalalShrub1.2 6-9 MLMFSNDM523
Gaultheria trichophylla Shrub0.1 7-10  LMSNM20 
Gaultheria x wisleyensis Shrub1.0 5-9  LMFSM20 
Gaylussacia baccataBlack HuckleberryShrub1.0 5-9  LMHSNDM410
Gaylussacia brachyceraBox HuckleberryShrub0.5 5-9  LMHFSNDM202
Gaylussacia dumosaDwarf HuckleberryShrub0.3 5-9  LMSNM300
Gaylussacia frondosaDangleberry, Blue huckleberryShrub1.8 5-9  LMHSNDM300
Gaylussacia ursinaBear HuckleberryShrub1.8 5-9  LMHSNM20 
Geijera parvifloraAustralian WillowTree12.0 9-11 FLMHSNM01 
Geitonoplesium cymosumScrambling LilyPerennial Climber4.0 8-11  LMHSNM20 
Gelsemium sempervirensFalse Jasmine, Yellow Jessamine, Evening Trumpetflower, Carolina JasmineClimber3.0 7-9 FLMHSNM04 
Genista germanica Shrub0.6 4-8  LMNDM01 
Genista hispanicaSpanish GorseShrub0.8 5-9  LMNDM01 
Genista pilosaHairy greenweed, silkyleaf broomShrub0.3 5-8 SLMSNDM003
Genista pilosa procumbensCreeping broom, Creeping hairy broomShrub0.1 6-8 SLMSNDM003
Genista sagittalisWinged Broom, Arrow BroomShrub0.3 3-8 MLMSNDM003
Genista tinctoriaDyer's Greenweed, Common Woadwaxen, BroomShrub0.6 4-7 MLMNDM123
Gentiana acaulisGentianPerennial0.1 3-7 SLMHSNM03 
Gentiana andrewsiiClosed Bottle Gentian, Dakota gentianPerennial0.6 5-9  LMHSNM03 
Gentiana crassicaulis Perennial0.4 7-10  LMHSNM03 
Gentiana cruciata Perennial0.4 -  LMHSNM12 
Gentiana dahurica Perennial0.3 4-8  LMHSNM03 
Gentiana decumbens Perennial0.3 4-8  LMHSNM01 
Gentiana kurroo Perennial0.2 6-9  LMHSNM03 
Gentiana luteaYellow GentianPerennial1.2 4-8  LMHSNM15 
Gentiana macrophyllaQin JiaoPerennial0.6 5-9  LMHSNM13 
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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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