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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Acacia auriculiformisEar-Pod Wattle, Black Acacia, Earleaf, Black wattleTree25.0 10-12 FLMHNDM104
Akebia quinataAkebia, Chocolate vine, Fiveleaf Akebia, Chocolate VineClimber12.0 4-8 FLMHFSNM423
Annona mucosaWild SweetsopTree12.0 10-12 FLMHNM512
Berchemia lineata Climber4.0 7-10  LMSNM21 
Boenninghausenia albiflora Shrub1.0 7-10  LMNM02 
Caragana jubataShag-SpineShrub1.0 3-7  LMNDM01 
Ceanothus cuneatusBuckbrush, Sedgeleaf buckbrush, Monterey ceanothusShrub1.8 6-9 FLMSNDM21 
Cotinus coggygriaSmoke Tree, European smoketree, Venetian Sumac, Wig Tree, Smoke TreeShrub5.0 5-8 MLMHSNDM11 
Dioscoreophyllum cumminsiiSerendipity Berry, Guinea potatoClimber1.8 10-12 MLMHFSM400
Garcinia brasiliensisBacupariTree6.0 10-12 SLMHSNM422
Garcinia madrunoMadruno, Charichuela, MadronoTree10.0 10-12 MLMSNM422
Lesquerella hybridsPerennial LesquerellaPerennial0.6 7-11 FLMSNDM204
Marsippospermum grandiflorum Perennial0.3 -  LMSNMWe00 
Nasturtium officinaleWatercressPerennial0.5 3-11 FLMHNWeWa432
Oxyria digynaMountain Sorrel, Alpine mountainsorrelPerennial0.5 2-8  LMHSNM310
Polygonum sachalinenseGiant KnotweedPerennial3.6 4-8 FLMHSNM200
Ranunculus acrisMeadow Buttercup, Tall buttercup, Showy buttercupPerennial1.0 0-0  LMHSNMWe120
Ranunculus aquatilisWater Crowfoot, White water crowfootAnnual/Perennial0.0 4-8  LMHSNMWeWa11 
Ranunculus arvensisCorn ButtercupAnnual0.5 0-0  LMHSNM010
Ranunculus bulbosusBulbous Buttercup, St. Anthony's turnipPerennial0.3 0-0 FLMHSNM120
Ranunculus californicusCalifornia ButtercupPerennial0.6 6-9  LMHSNM10 
Ranunculus chinensisHui Hui SuanPerennial0.6 -  LMHSNMWe10 
Ranunculus ficariaLesser Celandine - Pilewort, Fig buttercupPerennial0.2 0-0 FLMHSNM120
Ranunculus flammulaLesser Spearwort, Greater creeping spearwortPerennial0.6 4-8  LMHSNMWeWa01 
Ranunculus hirtus Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM01 
Ranunculus inamoeusGraceful ButtercupPerennial0.3 -  LMHSNM10 
Ranunculus japonicusMao GenPerennial0.1 -  LMHSNM11 
Ranunculus kochii Perennial0.1 5-9  LMHNM10 
Ranunculus muricatusRough-Seed Buttercup, Spinyfruit buttercupAnnual0.3 0-0  LMHSNM01 
Ranunculus nipponicus Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNWeWa10 
Ranunculus occidentalisWestern ButtercupPerennial0.6 -  LMHSNM10 
Ranunculus pallasiiButtercup, Pallas' buttercupPerennial0.1 0-0  LMHSNMWe10 
Ranunculus pennsylvanicusPennsylvania ButtercupAnnual/Perennial1.0 -  LMHSNMWe11 
Ranunculus quelpaertensis Perennial0.6 -  LMHSNMWe10 
Ranunculus repensCreeping Buttercup, Prairie Double-flowered Buttercup, Water Buttercup, Creeping ButtercupPerennial0.3 3-8 FLMHSNM110
Ranunculus reptansCreeping SpearwortPerennial0.2 - FLMHSNMWe10 
Ranunculus rivularis Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM01 
Ranunculus sceleratusCelery-Leaved Buttercup, Cursed buttercupPerennial0.6 0-0  LMHSNMWeWa11 
Ranunculus tachreoi Perennial1.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Ranunculus ternatus Perennial0.3 -  LMHSNM01 
Raphanus landraRadishAnnual0.8 -  LMHSNM20 
Raphanus maritimaSea RadishBiennial0.8 -  LMHSNM20 
Raphanus raphanistrumWild RadishAnnual1.2 0-0  LMHSNM210
Raphanus sativusRadish, Cultivated radishAnnual0.5 2-11 FLMHSNM430
Raphanus sativus caudatusRat-Tail RadishAnnual0.0 7-10  LMHSNM33 
Raphanus sativus nigerOriental RadishAnnual0.5 2-11 FLMHSNM433
Raphanus sativus oleiformisFodder RadishAnnual0.5 - FLMHSNM33 
Raphia fariniferaRaffia PalmTree25.0 9-12 FLMHNMWe304
Raphia hookeriIvory Coast Raffia PalmTree10.0 10-12 FLMHNMWe324
Raphia palma-pinusThatch palmTree10.0 10-12 FLMHSNMWe024
Raphia viniferaWine Raffia Palm. Wine PalmTree6.0 10-12 MLMHNM303
Ratibida columniferaPrairie Coneflower, Upright prairie coneflower, Woolly Cinquefoil, Praire Coneflower, Mexican HatPerennial0.8 4-9 FLMHNDM11 
Rauvolfia serpentinaRauwolfia, Ajmaline, Java devil-pepperShrub1.5 10-12 MLMHSNM040
Reaumuria hypericoides Shrub0.5 -  LMHSNM01 
Rehmannia glutinosaChinese Foxglove - Di HuangPerennial0.3 8-11  LMSNM13 
Reichardia picroidesFrench Scorzonera, Common brighteyesPerennial0.5 7-10  LMHSNM50 
Reineckia carnea Perennial0.1 6-9  LMHFSM01 
Reseda luteaWild Mignonette, Yellow mignonetteBiennial/Perennial0.8 0-0  LMHSNM10 
Reseda luteolaWeld, Dyer's RocketBiennial1.5 5-9  LMHNM013
Reseda odorataMignonette, Garden mignonetteAnnual/Perennial0.5 0-0  LMHSNM01 
Reseda phyteumaRampion mignonetteAnnual/Biennial0.3 0-0  LMHSNM10 
Reutealis trispermaOtaheite Walnut, Lumbang TreeTree12.0 9-12 FLMHNM024
Reynoutria japonicaJapanese knotweed.Perennial2.0 4-8 FLMHSNM333
Rhagodia candolleanaCoastal SaltbushShrub2.0 -  LMHSNM00 
Rhagodia nutansClimbing SaltbushPerennial0.2 8-11  LMHNM20 
Rhagodia parabolicaMealy SaltbushShrub3.0 8-11  LMHNM10 
Rhagodia spinescensSpiny SaltbushShrub0.5 8-11  LMHNM20 
Rhamnella franguloides Shrub6.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Rhamnus alaternusItalian BuckthornShrub5.0 6-9 FLMHSNDM00 
Rhamnus carolinianusIndian Cherry, Oak, Carolina BuckthornTree12.0 5-9 SLMHSNM21 
Rhamnus catharticaCommon BuckthornShrub6.0 3-7  LMHSNDM030
Rhamnus croceusRed BerryShrub4.0 7-10  LMHNDM20 
Rhamnus dahuricaDahurian BuckthornShrub7.0 4-8  LMHSNM11 
Rhamnus frangulaAlder BuckthornShrub5.0 3-7 SLMHSNMWe033
Rhamnus globosalokaoShrub3.0 0-0  LMHSNM00 
Rhamnus grandiflora Shrub4.0 -  LMHSNM20 
Rhamnus japonicaJapanese buckthornShrub3.0 4-8  LMHSNM11 
Rhamnus leptophyllus Shrub1.8 5-9  LMHSNM10 
Rhamnus lycioides Shrub0.0 -  LMHNDM00 
Rhamnus nepalensis Shrub1.5 -  LMHSNM11 
Rhamnus persicus Shrub1.0 -  LMHSNM20 
Rhamnus purpureus Shrub0.0 -  LMHSNM01 
Rhamnus purshianaCascara SagradaTree10.0 -  LMHSNM23 
Rhamnus saxatilisAvignon Berry, Rock buckthornShrub2.0 5-9  LMHSNM00 
Rhamnus saxatilis tinctoriusDyer's BuckthornShrub2.0 5-9  LMHSNM00 
Rhamnus triquetra Shrub7.0 -  LMHSNM01 
Rhamnus utilisChinese BuckthornShrub3.0 -  LMHNM00 
Rhamnus virgatus Shrub2.0 -  LMHSNM11 
Rhaphiolepis indicaIndian HawthornShrub1.5 8-11 SLMHNDM10 
Rhaphiolepis umbellataJapanese HawthornShrub2.5 7-10 SLMHNM10 
Rhaponticum scariosum rhaponticum Perennial0.8 -  LMHNM01 
Rhaponticum uniflorum Perennial1.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Rheum × hybridumGarden RhubarbPerennial1.5 3-8 MLMHSNM431
Rheum australeHimalayan RhubarbPerennial3.0 5-9  MHSNM332
Rheum compactum Perennial0.5 5-9  MHSNM20 
Rheum coreanum Perennial0.0 -  MHSNM01 
Rheum nobileSikkim RhubarbPerennial1.5 6-9  MHSNM321
Rheum officinaleChinese RhubarbPerennial2.0 6-9  MHSNM13 
Rheum palmatumTurkey Rhubarb, Chinese Rhubarb - Da Huang, Chinese rhubarbPerennial3.0 6-9  MHSNM352
Rheum palmatum tanguticumDa HuangPerennial2.0 5-9  MHSNM350
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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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