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Index of Latin Names: K
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Actinidia kolomiktaKiwiClimber10.0 3-8 MLMHSNM400
Aster yomena Perennial1.5 5-9  LMHNM10 
Carthamus lanatusDistaff ThistleAnnual0.6 6-10  LMNDM111
Cedrelopsis greveiKatrafay, KathrafayTree22.0 10-12 SLMHNDM243
Euonymus latifolius Shrub3.0 4-8  LMHSNDM00 
Funtumia elasticaWest African Rubber Tree. Lagos silk rubberTree25.0 10-12 FLMHNM023
Kadsura coccinea Climber0.0 -  LMHSNM21 
Kadsura heteroclita Climber10.0 -  LMHSNM20 
Kadsura japonica Climber3.5 6-9  LMHSNM21 
Kadsura longepedunculata Climber3.5 -  LMHSNM22 
Kadsura oblongifolia Climber0.0 -  LMHSNM20 
Kalimeris incisa Perennial1.5 4-8  LMHSNM10 
Kalimeris laureana Perennial1.5 -  LMHSNM10 
Kalimeris pinnatifidaJapanese AsterPerennial1.5 5-8 MLMHSNM10 
Kalmia angustifoliaSheep LaurelShrub1.5 -  LMHSNM02 
Kalmia latifoliaMountain Laurel, Calico Bush, IvyShrub3.0 4-8 SLMHSNM02 
Kalmia polifoliaSwamp Laurel, Bog laurelShrub0.5 0-0  LMHSNM02 
Kalopanax sciadophylloides Tree0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Kalopanax septemlobusTree Aralia, Castor araliaTree25.0 4-8 SLMHSNM21 
Kerria japonicaBachelor's Button, Japanese rose, Jew's Mallow, Japanese KerriaShrub2.0 4-9 MLMHSNM11 
Keteleeria davidiana Tree30.0 6-9  LMNDM00 
Khaya anthothecaWhite Mahogany, East African MahoganyTree50.0 9-12 FMHNM024
Khaya senegalensisDryzone MahoganyTree25.0 10-12 FLMHSNMWe234
Kickxia elatineFluellen, Sharpleaf cancerwortAnnual0.5 0-0  LMSNM010
Kinugasa japonicaKinugasasoPerennial0.5 7-10  LMHSNM10 
Kirkophytum lyallii Perennial0.2 -  LMHSNM10 
Knautia arvensisField Scabious, Field scabiosaPerennial1.0 5-9  LMHSNDM02 
Knightia excelsaRewarewaTree20.0 8-11  LMHSNM10 
Kniphofia uvariaRed Hot Poker , Common Torch Lily, Torch Lily, Poker Plant, TritomaPerennial2.0 5-9 FLMNM00 
Koeleria macranthaJune Grass, Prairie JunegrassPerennial0.5 0-0  LMHSNM11 
Koelreuteria paniculataGolden Rain Tree, Varnish TreeTree10.0 5-8 FLMHNDM21 
Kosteletzkya pentacarpos Perennial1.0 6-9  LMNM30 
Kuhnia eupatorioides Perennial0.2 -  LMSNM01 
Kummerowia stipulaceaKorean Lespedeza, Korean cloverAnnual0.4 0-0 FLMHNDM010
Kummerowia striataCommon Lespedeza, Japanese cloverAnnual0.2 0-0  LMHSNM210
Kunzea muelleri Shrub0.9 -  LMHSNM11 
Kunzea pomifera Shrub0.0 -  LMHNM10 
Leptospermum ericoides Shrub3.0 7-10  LMHNM11 
Musa x paradisiacaBananaPerennial8.0 10-12 FLMHNM522
Pycnanthemum albescensWhiteleaf Mountain MintPerennial0.5 -  LMHSNDM01 
Pycnanthemum flexuosumMountain Mint, Appalachian mountainmintPerennial1.0 4-8  LMHSNM12 
Pycnanthemum incanumHoary Mountain MintPerennial1.0 -  LMHSNDM12 
Pycnanthemum muticumCluster Mountain MintPerennial1.0 4-8  LMHSNM10 
Pycnanthemum pilosumMountain Mint, Whorled mountainmintPerennial1.5 4-8  LMHSNDM20 
Pycnanthemum virginianumVirginia Mountain MintPerennial1.0 4-8  LMHSNDM22 
Schisandra grandiflora Climber6.0 7-10  LMHSM40 
Xyris carolinianaCarolina Yelloweyed GrassPerennial1.0 -  LMHSNMWe01 

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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