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Index of Latin Names: M
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Acacia catechuCutch tree, Catechu acaciaTree15.0 10-12 FLMHNDM123
Acacia decurrensGreen WattleTree12.0 6-9 FLMNDM213
Acacia longifoliaSydney Golden Wattle, AcaciaTree9.0 10-11 MLNDM30 
Aesculus sppHorse chestnutTree30.0 4-9 FLMHSNDM444
Agoseris aurantiacaMountain Dandelion, Orange agoserisPerennial0.6 0-0  LmNDM21 
Alangium platanifoliumAlangiumShrub3.0 6-10  LMHNM11 
Amelanchier obovalisSouthern Juneberry, Coastal serviceberryTree1.5 5-9  LMHSNM301
Arnebia benthamii Perennial0.9 6-9  LNDM01 
Arnebia euchroma Perennial0.3 -  LNDM02 
Arundinaria sppRunning BambooBamboo10.0 4-10 FLMHFSNM314
Astronium balansaeAstroniumTree15.0 10-12  LMNM004
Astronium urundeuvaUrundayTree10.0 10-12 MLMHNDM043
Cacalia peltifolia Perennial1.8 -  LMHFSWeM10 
Calamus spp.Rattan PalmPerennial50.0 10-12 MLMHSNM225
Calathea allouiaSweetcorn Root, Guinea ArrowrootPerennial2.0 10-12 MLMHSNM401
Camelina sativaGold Of PleasureAnnual0.6 6-9  LMHSNDM30 
Carpobrotus acinaciformisHottentot FigPerennial0.1 8-11  LNDM20 
Carpobrotus edulisHottentot Fig,Perennial0.1 7-10  LNDM222
Carpobrotus glaucescensPigfacePerennial0.3 8-11  LMHSNDM322
Carya hybridsHybrid and neohybrid hickoriesTree40.0 4-11 MLMHNDM433
Chenopodium spp.Perennial quinoaPerennial2.0 4-10 FLMHNDM532
Citrullus colocynthisPerennial egusi, Bitter-applePerennial3.0 10-12 FLMNDM323
Corylus hybrids & neohybridsHybrid & Neohybrids, Hazel, FilbertShrub25.0 4-9 MLMHSNM525
Couepia bracteosaPajuraTree15.0 10-12 MLMHSNM402
Crataegus tanacetifoliaTansy-Leaved ThornTree10.0 6-8  LMHSNDMWe523
Disphyma australePig's FacePerennial0.1 8-11  LMNDM10 
Dracocephalum parviflorumAmerican DragonheadAnnual/Biennial1.0 6-9  LMHSNM11 
Ensete ventricosumEthiopian Banana, Abyssinian bananaPerennial6.0 9-11  LMHNM20 
Eriobotrya japonicaLoquat, Japanese LoquatTree9.0 8-11 MLMHSNDM432
Gluta lacciferaLacquer treeTree18.0 10-12 MLMHNM004
Gluta usitataBurmese Varnish TreeTree25.0 10-12 MLMHNM024
Gossypium hirsutumUpland CottonShrub2.0 5-10 FLMHNM214
Grindelia hirsutulaGumweed, Gum PlantPerennial1.0 8-11 FLMNDM033
Helianthus hybridsPerennial SunflowerPerennial3.6 4-11 FLMHNDM422
Lactuca sibiricaPrickly lettucePerennial1.0 0-0  LMSNM22 
Lepidium spp.Perennial LepidiumPerennial1.2 3-10 FLMHSNM530
Linum hybridsPerennial FlaxPerennial0.8 7-11 FLMHNM444
Liparis japonica Perennial0.3 -  LMHSM10 
Lophomyrtus bullata Shrub5.0 8-11  LMHNM20 
Maackia amurensisChinese Yellow Wood, Amur maackiaShrub6.0 4-7 SLMHNDM104
Macadamia hildebrandiiCelebes nutTree14.0 10-12 MLMHNMWe403
Macadamia integrifoliaMacadamia, Macadamia nutTree10.0 9-12 SLMHNM403
Macadamia ternifoliaMacadamia Nut, Gympie nutTree8.0 10-12 MLMHNM402
Macadamia tetraphyllaQueensland Nut, Macadamia nutTree10.0 9-12 SLMHNM403
Macleaya cordataPlume PoppyPerennial2.0 4-10 FLMHSNM010
Maclura cochinchinensisCockspur Thorn, Thorny CockspurShrub10.0 10-12 SLMHN 224
Maclura pomiferaOsage Orange, Bois D'ArcTree15.0 4-9 MLMHNDM12 
Maclura tinctoriaFustic TreeTree20.0 10-12 MLMHNDM224
Macromeria viridifloraGiant Trumpets, Thurber's giant-trumpetsPerennial0.9 6-9  LMHNDM01 
Macrotomia perennis Perennial0.0 -  LNDM11 
Macrozamia spp.Burrawang, CycadsPerennial2.0 10-12 SLMFSNDMWe203
Madhuca longifoliaButter Tree. Mahua, IllipeTree16.0 10-12 MLMHNDM323
Madia densifoliaShowy TarweedAnnual0.8 -  LMHNM20 
Madia dissitifloraGrassy TarweedAnnual0.8 -  LMHNM20 
Madia elegansCommon Madia, Showy tarweed, Spring madia, Wheeler's tarweedAnnual1.5 0-0  LMHSNM20 
Madia glomerataMountain TarweedAnnual0.8 -  LMHNM21 
Madia sativaChile Tarweed, Coast tarweedAnnual0.8 0-0  LMHNM300
Magnolia acuminataCucumber Tree, Cucumber MagnoliaTree20.0 3-8 MLMHSNM03 
Magnolia campbellii Tree20.0 7-10  LMHSNM00 
Magnolia denudataLily Tree, Yulan MagnoliaTree10.0 5-9 SLMHSNM12 
Magnolia dodecapetalaBwapen mawonTree35.0 10-12 SLMHNM004
Magnolia grandifloraSouthern Magnolia, Bull Bay, Large-flowered Magnolia, Southern MagnoliaTree10.0 6-10 MLMHSNM22 
Magnolia hypoleucaWhitebark MagnoliaTree15.0 5-9 MLMHSNM22 
Magnolia kobusKobus magnolia, Northern Japanese MagnoliaTree12.0 4-7 MLMHSNM11 
Magnolia liliifloraMu-Lan, Woody Orchid, Lily MagnoliaShrub3.0 4-9 MLMHSNM03 
Magnolia macrophyllaBigleaf MagnoliaTree10.0 5-8 SLMHSNM01 
Magnolia officinalisHou PoTree20.0 7-10  LMHSNM03 
Magnolia stellataStar MagnoliaShrub5.0 4-8 SLMHSNM10 
Magnolia virginianaLaurel Magnolia, SweetbayTree10.0 4-8 SLMHSNM132
Mahoberberis aquisargentii Shrub2.0 5-9  LMHFSNM12 
Mahonia aquifoliumOregon Grape, Hollyleaved barberry, Oregon Holly Grape, Oregon HollyShrub2.0 4-8 FLMHFSNDM333
Mahonia bealeiBeale's barberry, Leatherleaf MahoniaShrub2.0 5-8 SLMHFSNM320
Mahonia confusa Shrub1.5 6-9  LMHFSM32 
Mahonia flavida Shrub2.0 7-10  LMHFSNM20 
Mahonia fortuneiFortune's MahoniaShrub2.0 7-9 SLMHFSNM32 
Mahonia fremontiiMahonia, Fremont's mahoniaShrub2.5 7-10 SLMHNDM322
Mahonia ganpinensis Shrub0.0 -  LMHSNM12 
Mahonia gracilipes Shrub1.5 6-9  LMHFSM22 
Mahonia gracilisMexican BarberryShrub1.5 7-10  LMHNDM20 
Mahonia haematocarpaMexican Barberry, Red barberryShrub3.6 7-10  LMHNDM322
Mahonia japonica Shrub2.0 5-9  LMHFSNM32 
Mahonia lomariifoliaChinese hollygrapeShrub5.0 8-9 MLMHSNM320
Mahonia napaulensis Shrub2.5 5-9  LMHSNM32 
Mahonia nervosaOregon Grape, Cascade barberryShrub0.6 5-9 SLMHFSNDM323
Mahonia neviniiNevin's barberryShrub2.4 7-10  LMHNDM322
Mahonia pinnataCalifornia Barberry, Wavyleaf barberry, Island barberry, Creeping Holly GrapeShrub1.8 7-8 FLMHSNM322
Mahonia pumilaDwarf BarberryShrub0.3 6-9 SLMSNDM323
Mahonia repensCreeping Oregon Grape, Creeping barberry, Grape OregonShrub0.3 4-8 SLMHSNDM334
Mahonia swaseyiTexas Mahonia, Texas barberryShrub2.5 7-10  LMHNDM32 
Mahonia trifoliolataMexican Barberry, AlgeritaShrub2.0 6-9  LMHNDM324
Mahonia x media Shrub2.0 6-9  LMHFSNM320
Maianthemum canadenseCanada Beadruby, Canada mayflowerPerennial0.1 3-7 FLMHFSM112
Maianthemum dilatatumWild Lily Of The Valley, False lily of the valleyPerennial0.2 3-7  LMHFSM21 
Malpighia emarginataAcerola, Barbados CherryShrub4.0 10-12 MLMHSNM402
Malpighia glabraEscobillo, AcerolaShrub6.0 10-12 MLMHSNM412
Malus angustifoliaSouthern Crab, Southern crab appleTree7.0 3-8 MLMHSNM20 
Malus baccataChinese Crab, Siberian crab appleTree15.0 2-7 MLMHSNM212
Malus baccata mandschuricaManchurian AppleTree7.0 0-0  LMHSNM402
Malus bracteata Tree7.0 5-9  LMHSNM20 
Malus brevipes Tree3.0 4-8  LMHSNM20 
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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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