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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Acacia koaiaKoai'aTree5.0 10-12 FLMHNDM014
Acanthosicyos horridusNaras. ButterpipsPerennial1.0 9-11 FLMNDM322
Agave murpheyiHohokam Agave, Murphey agavePerennial1.0 8-12 SLMHNDM204
Allanblackia parvifloraVegetable tallow tree, OuoteraTree20.0 10-12 FLMHSNM322
Alternanthera sissooBrazilian Spinach, Sambu, Samba lettucePerennial0.4 10-12 FLMHFSNM403
Annona atemoyaAtemoyaTree8.0 10-12 FLMHND502
Annona salzmanniiBeach Sugar AppleTree12.0 10-12 SLMSNM402
Annona vepretorumAraticum, Pinha da Caatinga, Araticum-da-bahiaTree6.0 10-12 SLMHND402
Arachis pintoiPinto peanutPerennial0.3 8-12 FLMHFSNMWe003
Artocarpus camansiBreadnut, KamansiTree15.0 10-12 FLMHNM413
Astrebla squarrosaBull Mitchell grassPerennial1.5 4-12 FLMHNDM401
Ateleia glazioveanaTIMBOTree13.0 10-12 FLMHNM004
Azolla pinnataWater Fern, Ferny or Red AzollaFern0.0 11-12 FLMHFSNMWeWa004
Baikiaea plurijugaRhodesian Teak, Zambesi RedwoodTree15.0 10-12 SLMHSNM124
Bloomeria croceaGolden Stars, Common goldenstarBulb0.3 7-10  LMNM10 
Brassica juncea integrifolia crispifoliaCurled MustardAnnual0.3 6-10 FLMHSNM422
Brassica juncea integrifolia rugosaHead MustardAnnual0.6 6-10 FLMHSNM422
Brassica juncea integrifolia strumataLarge Petiole MustardAnnual0.8 6-10 FLMHSNM422
Brassica juncea integrifolia subintegrifoliaLeaf MustardAnnual0.3 6-10 FLMHSNM422
Brassica juncea tsatsai multicepsGreen In The SnowAnnual0.4 6-10 FLMHSNM422
Buchanania lanzanAlmondette, Charoli NutTree12.0 10-12 MLMHNDM423
Bulnesia sarmientoiPao SantoTree18.0 10-12 SLMHNDM014
Carex hachijoensisJapanese sedgePerennial0.3 5-9 MLMHFSM003
Caryodendron orinocenseTaccy Nut, Nuez de BarinasTree25.0 10-12 FLMHNM312
Castilla uleiCaucho NegroTree30.0 10-12 MLMHNM203
Casuarina oligodonShe-oak, kiluTree25.0 10-12 MLMHNM004
Centrolobium sclerophyllumHard leaved tararaTree20.0 10-12 FLMHNDM004
Chlorocardium rodieiGreenheart, Demerara GreenheartTree30.0 10-12 MLMHNM025
Chondrilla ambiguaChondrilla, Sha di fen bao juPerennial0.5 4-9 FLMHNDM003
Cinnamomum loureiroiSaigon CinnamonTree18.0 10-12 MLMHSNM432
Citropsis gilletianaGillet's cherry-orangeTree9.0 10-12 MLMHNM003
Citrus x paradisiGrapefruit, Pomelo, PamplemousseTree7.0 9-11 MLMHNS411
Copaifera multijugaHayne oil, Copaiba,Tree20.0 10-12 SLMFSDM143
Cordeauxia edulisYeheb. Yeheb nutShrub4.0 10-12 SLMNDM323
Cucurbita digitataCoyote GourdPerennial5.0 10-12 MLMHNDM300
Dalbergia baroniiPalissandre rouge des marais, hitsika, sovodranoTree20.0 10-12 MLMNMwe004
Diospyros munMun Ebony, Vietnamese EbonyTree15.0 10-12 SLMHNDM004
Diospyros quaesitaCalamander, kalu mediriyaTree30.0 10-12 SLMHNDM024
Dryopteris filix-masMale FernFern1.2 3-8 MLMHSDM24 
Erythrina sandwicensisWiliwili, Hawaiian coral treeTree10.0 10-12 FLMHNDM022
Esenbeckia leiocarpaBrazilian Boxwood, GuarantaTree25.0 10-12 MLMHFSM004
Eucalyptus brassianaCape York red gumTree20.0 9-11 FLMHNDM004
Eucalyptus urophyllaTimor White GumTree40.0 10-12 FMHNM003
Euplassa cantareiraeLouro FajaTree20.0 10-12 MLMHSNM004
Gaillardia x grandifloraBlanket flowerPerennial0.3 3-10 FLMNDM103
Garcinia mangostanaMangosteen, ManggisTree12.0 11-12 SMHSNM522
Genista pilosa procumbensCreeping broom, Creeping hairy broomShrub0.1 6-8 SLMSNDM003
Gigantochloa baluiClumping BambooBamboo 10.0 10-12 FLMHNM203
Glechoma hederaceaGround Ivy, Field Balm, Gill Over The Ground, Runaway RobinPerennial0.2 3-10 FMHSNM233
Grazielodendron riodocensisGrazielodendronTree23.0 10-12 SLMHSNM004
Hablitzia tamnoidesCaucasian spinachPerennial Climber3.0 3-9 FLMHFSNM401
Helianthus cusickiiCusick's sunflowerPerennial0.6 7-10 FLMHNDM310
Helianthus decapetalusThinleaf sunflowerPerennial1.2 2-8 MLMHSNM002
Iryanthera laevisCumalaTree25.0 8-12 MLMHNM300
Leopoldinia piassabaPiassabaTree10.0 10-12 FLMHNMWe240
Ligusticum canbyiOshaPerennial1.2 3-6 MLMHFSM302
Lonicera japonicaJapanese HoneysuckleClimber5.0 4-10 FLMHSNDM230
Maytenus obtusifoliaBlunt folia MaytenusTree25.0 10-12 MLMHNDM242
Miscanthus x giganteusGiant MiscanthusPerennial4.0 4-9 FLMHNDM004
Myrciaria vexatorBlue Grape, False JaboticabaTree10.0 10-12 SLMHNM400
Myrianthus arboreusGiant yellow mulberry, MonkeyfruitTree15.0 10-12 MLMHNMWe432
Nabalus albusWhite LettucePerennial1.5 4-8  LMHFSM02 
Nabalus serpentariusLion's FootPerennial1.5 4-8  LMHFSM01 
Nageia nagiNagi, Nagi Podocarpus, Broadleaf PodocarpusTree25.0 9-11 MLMHSNM10 
Nageia wallichianaNageiaTree20.0 9-12 MLMHFSNM024
Najas flexilisNodding waternymphAnnual0.3 4-8  LMHSNWa20 
Najas gramineaRicefield waternymphAnnual0.2 7-10  LMHSNWa10 
Najas marinaSpiny NaiadPerennial0.5 -  LMHSNWa10 
Nandina domesticaSacred Bamboo, Heavenly BambooShrub2.5 6-9 MLMHNM120
Nannorrhops ritchianaMazari PalmTree5.0 7-10 SLMHNM11 
Narcissus jonquillaJonquilBulb0.3 4-8  LMHSNM10 
Narcissus poeticusPoet's NarcissusBulb0.3 4-8  LMHNM01 
Narcissus pseudonarcissusWild Daffodil, DaffodilBulb0.5 4-8  LMHSNM02 
Narcissus tazettaBunchflower Daffodil, Cream narcissusBulb0.5 7-10  LMHNM02 
Nardostachys grandifloraSpikenardPerennial0.3 -  LMHSNM13 
Nasturtium microphyllumWatercress, Onerow yellowcressPerennial0.5 5-9  LMHNWeWa310
Nasturtium officinaleWatercressPerennial0.5 3-11 FLMHNWeWa432
Nasturtium x sterileBrown WatercressPerennial0.5 5-9  LMHNWeWa43 
Nauclea latifoliaAfrican PeachTree10.0 10-12 MLMHNDM342
Navarretia squarrosaSkunk Weed, SkunkbushAnnual0.3 6-9  LMHSNDM102
Neillia thyrsiflora Shrub3.0 7-10  LMHSNM20 
Nelumbo luteaAmerican Water Lotus, American lotusPerennial1.8 4-8  LMHNWa410
Nelumbo nuciferaSacred Water Lotus, Sacred lotusPerennial1.0 4-8  LMHNWa43 
Nemopanthus mucronatusMountain HollyShrub3.0 4-8  LMHSNM11 
Neobalanocarpus heimiiChengalTree40.0 10-12 MLMHNM004
Neolamarckia cadambaAmboina, KadamTree45.0 10-12 FLMHSNMWe124
Neolitsea sericea Tree6.0 8-11  LMHSNM10 
Neomyrtus pedunculata Shrub6.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Nepeta catariaCatmint, CatnipPerennial1.0 3-7  LMNDM320
Nepeta raphanorrhiza Perennial0.5 4-8  LMHNDM20 
Nepeta tenuifoliaJing JieAnnual0.3 -  LMHSNM02 
Nepeta tenuifolia japonica Perennial0.3 -  LMHNDM20 
Nephelium lappaceumRambutan, Hairy LycheeTree20.0 10-12 FMHSNM523
Nephelium ramboutan-akePulasanTree15.0 10-12 FLMHSNM412
Nerium oleanderOleander, Rose BayShrub4.0 9-11 FMHNDM02 
Nertera balfouriana Perennial0.1 8-11  LMSM10 
Nertera ciliata Perennial0.1 8-11  LMSM10 
Nertera cunninghamii Perennial0.1 8-11  LMSM10 
Nertera granadensisBead PlantPerennial0.0 8-11  LMSM10 
Newtonia buchananiiEast African Newtonia, Forest NewtoniaTree25.0 10-12 FLMHNM023
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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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