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Index of Latin Names: L
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Blechnum spicantHard Fern, Deer fernFern0.3 4-8 SLMHFSNM21 
Cardaria drabaHoary Cress, WhitetopPerennial1.0 5-9  LMHSNM210
Cardiocrinum cordatum Bulb1.8 6-9  LMHSM20 
Cardiocrinum giganteum Bulb1.8 6-9  LMHSM01 
Caulophyllum thalictroidesPapoose Root, Blue cohoshPerennial0.5 6-9  LMFSM13 
Chlorogalum pomeridianumSoap Lily, Wavyleaf soap plantBulb2.0 7-10  LMHSNM320
Cicerbita alpinaBlue Sow ThistlePerennial1.0 4-8  LMSM21 
Coreopsis calliopsideaLeafstem tickseedAnnual0.6 0-0  LMNDM00 
Coreopsis giganteaGiant coreopsis, Sea DahliaPerennial2.5 10-11 MLMNDM00 
Coronopus didymusSwine Wartcress, Lesser swinecressAnnual/Biennial0.3 0-0  LMHSNM200
Cyathodes colensoi Shrub0.3 7-10 SLMHSM20 
Cyathodes fraseri Shrub0.2 7-10 SLMHFSM20 
Cymbalaria muralisKenilworth IvyPerennial0.1 3-7  LMHSDM21 
Elymus glaucaBlue Wild RyePerennial1.0 4-8  LMHNDM20 
Farfugium japonicumLeopard PlantPerennial0.8 6-10 MLMHSNM11 
Fritillaria camschatcensisKamchatka Lily, Kamchatka fritillaryBulb0.5 4-8  LMSNM40 
Fritillaria pudicaYellow FritillaryBulb0.2 3-7  LMSNDM30 
Gaylussacia dumosaDwarf HuckleberryShrub0.3 5-9  LMSNM300
Ixeris dentata Perennial0.5 -  LMHSNM20 
Ixeris japonica Perennial0.2 -  LMHSNM10 
Ixeris polycephala Biennial0.3 -  LMHSNMWe11 
Kickxia elatineFluellen, Sharpleaf cancerwortAnnual0.5 0-0  LMSNM010
Kummerowia stipulaceaKorean Lespedeza, Korean cloverAnnual0.4 0-0 FLMHNDM010
Lablab purpureusHyacinth Bean, Bonavist-beanPerennial Climber2.0 9-11 FLMHNM420
Laburnum alpinumScotch Laburnum, Alpine Bea Tree, Alpine Golden Chain TreeTree5.0 4-7 FLMHSNDM01 
Laburnum anagyroidesLaburnum, Golden chain treeTree6.0 4-8 FLMHSNDM014
Lachnanthes carolinaRed RootPerennial1.0 -  LMSNM02 
Lactuca biennisTall Blue Lettuce 0.0 -  LMHSNM01 
Lactuca canadensisCanada LettuceBiennial3.0 -  LMSNM23 
Lactuca capensis Perennial0.5 -  LMSNM12 
Lactuca debilis Perennial0.0 -  LMSNM32 
Lactuca formosana  0.0 -  LMSNM12 
Lactuca indicaIndian LettucePerennial1.2 -  LMSNM32 
Lactuca indica dracoglossa Annual/Biennial1.0 -  LMSNM22 
Lactuca indica laciniata Perennial1.2 -  LMSNM32 
Lactuca ludovicianaWestern Wild Lettuce, Biannual lettuceBiennial1.2 0-0  LMSNM22 
Lactuca perennisPerennial LettucePerennial0.6 5-9  LMNDM32 
Lactuca pulchellaBlue LettucePerennial1.0 -  LMSNM22 
Lactuca quercinaWild LettuceAnnual/Biennial1.0 -  LMSNM23 
Lactuca raddeana Annual/Biennial0.6 -  LMSNM22 
Lactuca sativaLettuce, Garden lettuceAnnual/Biennial0.9 5-9  LMSNM331
Lactuca sativa angustanaCeltuceAnnual/Biennial0.6 5-9  LMSNM33 
Lactuca sativa capitataCabbage LettuceAnnual/Biennial0.9 5-9  LMSNM33 
Lactuca sativa crispaCutting LettuceAnnual/Biennial0.9 5-9  LMSNM33 
Lactuca sativa longifoliaCos LettuceAnnual/Biennial0.9 5-9  LMSNM33 
Lactuca serriolaPrickly LettuceBiennial1.5 6-9  LMNM230
Lactuca sibiricaPrickly lettucePerennial1.0 0-0  LMSNM22 
Lactuca triangulata Biennial/Perennial1.0 -  LMSNM12 
Lactuca virosaWild Lettuce, Bitter lettuceAnnual/Biennial1.8 5-9  LMNM13 
Lacunaria jenmaniiMoela de mutumTree10.0 10-12 SLMHSNM402
Lagarostrobus colensoi Tree0.0 7-10  LMSM00 
Lagarostrobus frankliniiHuon PineTree15.0 7-10 SLMSM20 
Lagenaria sicerariaBottle GourdAnnual Climber9.0 10-12 FLMHNM325
Lagerstroemia indicaCrepe Myrtle, CrepeflowerShrub5.0 7-9 MLMHNDM02 
Lagochilus inebriansIntoxicating MintShrub1.0 -  LMNDM12 
Lagoecia cuminoidesWild CuminAnnual0.3 -  LMHSNM10 
Lallemantia iberica Annual/Biennial0.5 6-9  LMNM30 
Lamium albumWhite Dead NettlePerennial0.6 5-9 MLMHSNM233
Lamium amplexicauleHenbit, Henbit deadnettleAnnual0.3 0-0  LMNDM210
Lamium galeobdolonYellow ArchangelPerennial0.3 3-9 FLMHFSNM213
Lamium purpureumRed Dead Nettle, Purple deadnettleAnnual0.3 4-8  LMHSNM210
Lancea tibetica Perennial0.1 -  LMHSNM02 
Landolphia heudelotiiGuinea gumvine, Landolphia rubberClimber15.0 10-12 FLMNMWe323
Landolphia kirkiiSand apricot-vine, Coast rubber vine, WildpeachClimber15.0 10-12 FLMHSNM202
Lansium domesticumLangsat, Lansa, LanzonTree15.0 11-12 SMHSNM423
Lantana camaraWild Sage, Lantana VerbenaShrub1.8 8-12 FLMHSNDMWe243
Lapageria roseaChilean BellflowerClimber5.0 8-11 MLMHFSDM30 
Laportea bulbifera Perennial0.6 -  LMHSNM30 
Laportea canadensisCanadian Wood NettlePerennial1.0 0-0  LMHSNM312
Laportea macrostachya Perennial0.8 -  LMHSNM30 
Lapsana apogonoides Biennial0.3 -  LMHSNM10 
Lapsana communisNipplewort, Common nipplewortAnnual0.9 4-8  LMHSNM200
Lapsana humilis Biennial0.3 -  LMHSNM10 
Lardizabala biternataZabala FruitClimber3.5 8-11  LMSM30 
Laretia acaulis  0.0 -  LMHSNM00 
Larix deciduaLarch, European Larch, Common LarchTree45.0 3-6 FLMNM23 
Larix gmeliniiDahurian Larch, Kurile larchTree30.0 0-0 SLMNM00 
Larix kaempferiJapanese LarchTree45.0 4-6 FLMHSNM00 
Larix laricinaTamarack, Hackmatack, American LarchTree18.0 2-5 MLMNMWe22 
Larix lyalliiSub-Alpine LarchTree25.0 3-7  LMHSNM10 
Larix occidentalisWestern LarchTree45.0 2-6 FLMNM22 
Larix potaniniiLarchTree35.0 4-8 MLMNM00 
Larix sibiricaSiberian LarchTree30.0 -  LMHSNM00 
Larix x marschlinsiiDunkeld Hybrid LarchTree50.0 2-6 FLMNM00 
Larrea tridentataCreosote Bush - ChaparralShrub4.0 7-10  LMHSNM223
Laser trilobumGladichPerennial1.2 -  LMHSNM20 
Laserpitium latifoliumLaserwortPerennial1.5 -  LMHSNM11 
Laserpitium prutenicum Biennial0.9 -  LMHSNM01 
Laserpitium siler Perennial1.0 -  LMHSNM11 
Lasthenia glabrataYellowray Goldfields, Coulter's goldfieldsAnnual0.3 0-0  LMHNM10 
Lathyrus alatus Perennial0.6 -  LMHSNM10 
Lathyrus aphacaYellow-Flowered PeaAnnual0.9 -  LMHNDM11 
Lathyrus ciceraChickling Vetch, Red peaAnnual0.0 0-0  LMHNM10 
Lathyrus davidii Perennial1.2 5-9  LMHSNM10 
Lathyrus japonicusBeach Pea, Smallflower beach peaPerennial0.6 3-7  LMHNDM20 
Lathyrus japonicus maritimusBeach PeaPerennial0.6 3-7  LMHNDM203
Lathyrus latifoliusPerennial Sweet Pea, Perennial peaPerennial Climber2.0 5-9 FLMHSNDM102
Lathyrus linifolius montanusBitter VetchPerennial0.6 5-9  LMHSNM203
Lathyrus nervosusLord Anson's PeaPerennial Climber0.5 8-11  LMHNM20 
Lathyrus ochroleucasCream PeavinePerennial1.0 -  LMHSNM11 
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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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