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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Athamantha sicula Perennial0.0 -  LMNM20 
Camellia japonicaCamellia, Common Camellia, Japanese CamelliaShrub10.0 7-9 SLMFSNM322
Camellia sasanquaCamellia, Sasanqua camelliaShrub3.0 7-9 SLMSNM314
Capsella bursa-pastorisShepherd's PurseAnnual0.3 6-10  LMHSNDM323
Cephalotaxus harringtoniaJapanese Plum YewShrub5.0 6-9 SLMHFSM503
Chamaecytisus proliferusTagasaste. Tree lucerne.Shrub4.0 8-12 FLMNDM004
Cornus iberica Shrub4.0 -  LMHSNM20 
Crocosmia aureaMontbretiaCorm1.0 6-9 FLMSNM10 
Cynara scolymusGlobe ArtichokePerennial1.5 5-9  LMHNM352
Drimys insipidaBrush PepperbushShrub6.0 -  LMHSNM00 
Euodia daniellii Tree15.0 9-11  LMHSNM21 
Euodia fraxinifolia Tree15.0 9-11  LMHSNM21 
Euphorbia intisyIntisy, Pencil PlantShrub5.0 10-12 FLMSND003
Gnetum africanumEru, African JointfirClimber12.0 10-12 FLMHSNM422
Gnetum buchholzianumJointfirClimber10.0 10-12 FLMHFSNM422
Handroanthus guayacanGuayacanTree40.0 10-12 MLMHNM004
Hydnocarpus kurziiChaulmugraTree15.0 10-12 MLMHSNM040
Hymenaea verrucosaEast African Copal. Zanzibar copal treeTree15.0 10-12 SMHNDM002
Hyssopus officinalisHyssopShrub0.6 5-10 MLMNDM235
Kinugasa japonicaKinugasasoPerennial0.5 7-10  LMHSNM10 
Liriodendron tulipiferaTulip Tree, Tulip Poplar, Yellow Poplar, Canary WhitewoodTree30.0 4-9 MLMHNM12 
Lotus tetragonolobusAsparagus Pea, Winged peaAnnual0.3 0-0  LMHNDM30 
Macadamia hildebrandiiCelebes nutTree14.0 10-12 MLMHNMWe403
Octomeles sumatranaIlimo TreeTree50.0 10-12 FMHNM224
Pachycereus hollianusBaboso, AcompesPerennial4.0 9-11 MLMNDM003
Pachyphragma macrophylla Perennial0.3 6-9  LMHFSDM10 
Parinari curatellifoliaMbola, Grys AppelTree15.0 10-12 SMHNMWe423
Passiflora mollisimaBanana Passion FruitClimber5.0 5-9 FLMHNM30 
Persicaria odorataVietnamese coriander, Asian mintPerennial0.2 9-11 FLMHSNMWe322
Petasites albusButterburPerennial0.6 4-8 FLMHFSNM21 
Pittosporum resiniferumPetroleum nutTree25.0 10-12 MLMHNM034
Potentilla erectaTormentil, Erect cinquefoilPerennial0.3 4-8  LMHSNM13 
Prunus armeniaca mandschuricaManchurian apricotTree6.0 3-9 MLMSNM433
Rhus diversilobaWestern Poison Oak, Pacific poison oakShrub2.5 4-8  LMHNM02 
Rhus succedaneaWax TreeTree9.0 4-9  LMHNM124
Santalum austrocaledonicumPacific SandalwoodTree10.0 10-12 SLMNDM014
Santalum yasiYasi, Fijian Sandalwood, Brown SandalwoodTree10.0 9-12 SLMNDM024
Sapium sebiferumVegetable Tallow, Chinese tallow, Popcorn Tree, Chinese Tallow TreeTree9.0 8-11 FLMHNM224
Sequoia sempervirensCoastal Redwood, Redwood, California Redwood, Coast RedwoodTree110.0 7-10 FLMHSNM014
Shorea obtusaTaengwood Balau, tengTree20.0 10-12 MLMNDM024
Shorea quadrinervisLight Red MerantiTree30.0 10-12 MLMHNDM004
Silphium integrifoliumPrairie RosinweedPerennial1.8 4-8 FLMHNDM312
Swartzia grandifoliaBig leafed Swartzia, Coracao-de-NegroTree15.0 10-12 MLMHNM004
Tabebuia roseaApamate, Pink Poui, Pink Tecoma, Rosy Trumpet TreeTree20.0 10-12 MLMHNDM024
Tabernaemontana hystrixTabernaemontanaTree5.0 10-12 FLMHNM004
Tabernanthe ibogaIbogaShrub1.5 10-12 FLMHSNMWe040
Tacca leontopetaloidesPolynesian Arrowroot, PiaPerennial1.0 8-12 FLMHSNM423
Tachia guianensisTachiaShrub3.0 10-12 MLMHNM040
Tachigali rubiginosaTachigaliTree7.5 10-12 FLMHNM004
Taenidia integerrimaYellow pimpernelPerennial0.6 4-6 FLMSNDM012
Tagetes erectaAfrican Marigold, Aztec marigold, Big Marigold, American MarigoldAnnual1.0 2-11 MLMHNDM333
Tagetes filifoliaIrish LaceAnnual0.4 8-11  LMHNDM102
Tagetes lucidaMexican Tarragon, Sweetscented marigoldPerennial0.8 8-11  LMHNDM433
Tagetes micranthaLicorice marigoldAnnual0.3 7-9  LMHNDM013
Tagetes minutaMuster-John-HenryAnnual1.2 8-11  LMHNDM223
Tagetes patulaFrench Marigold, Dwarf French MarigoldAnnual0.5 2-11 MLMHNDM224
Tagetes tenuifoliaLemon Marigold, Striped Mexican Marigold, Signet MarigoldAnnual0.8 2-11 MLMHNDM203
Talinum aurantiacumOrange FlameflowerPerennial0.4 -  LMHSNM10 
Talipariti elatumBlue MahoeTree25.0 10-12 FLMHNDM024
Talipariti tiliaceumBeach Hibiscus, Sea Hibiscus, Cottontree, MahoeTree10.0 10-12 FLMHNMWe324
Talisia esculentaPitombaTree10.0 10-12 FLMHNM422
Tamarindus indicaTamarindTree20.0 10-12 SLMHNDM433
Tamarix africanaAfrican tamariskTree7.5 7-10 MLMHNDM00 
Tamarix anglicaEnglish TreeShrub5.0 6-9 MLMHNDM11 
Tamarix aphyllaAthel TamariskTree10.0 7-10 MLMHNDM11 
Tamarix canariensisTamarisk, Canary Island tamariskTree0.0 7-10 MLMHNDM10 
Tamarix chinensisChinese Tamarisk, Five-stamen tamariskShrub4.5 6-9 MLMHNDM020
Tamarix gallicaManna Plant, French tamariskShrub4.0 4-8 MLMHNDM120
Tamarix hispidaKashgar TreeShrub1.0 5-9 MLMHNDM00 
Tamarix juniperina Tree7.5 5-9 MLMHNDM00 
Tamarix parvifloraSmall-Flowered TamariskShrub4.5 4-8 MLMHNDM000
Tamarix ramosissimaTamarisk, SaltcedarShrub4.5 2-9 MLMHNDM100
Tamus communisBlack BryonyPerennial Climber3.5 4-8 MLMHSNM12 
Tanacetum balsamitaAlecost, CostmaryPerennial0.9 5-9  LMHSNDM32 
Tanacetum cinerariifoliumDalmation Pellitory, PyrethrumPerennial0.5 5-9  LMHNDM01 
Tanacetum coccineumPyrethrum, Pyrethum daisy, Persian Insect Flower, Painted DaisyPerennial0.6 4-10 MLMHSNM00 
Tanacetum partheniumFeverfew, MatricariaPerennial0.6 5-8 MLMHNDM252
Tanacetum vulgareTansy, Common tansy, Golden Buttons, Curly Leaf TansyPerennial1.0 3-9 FLMHNDM224
Taraxacum albidum Perennial0.4 4-8  LMHSNM20 
Taraxacum bessarabicum Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Taraxacum brassicifolium Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Taraxacum formosanum Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Taraxacum heterolepis Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM12 
Taraxacum hondoense Perennial0.3 -  LMHSNM10 
Taraxacum hybernum Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Taraxacum japonicum Perennial0.2 -  LMHSNM11 
Taraxacum kok-saghyzRubber DandelionPerennial0.3 -  LMHSNM10 
Taraxacum laevigatumRed-Seed Dandelion, Rock dandelionPerennial0.2 0-0  LMHSNDM10 
Taraxacum magellanicum Perennial0.1 -  LMHSNM10 
Taraxacum megalorrhizon Perennial0.2 4-8  LMHSNM10 
Taraxacum mongolicum Perennial0.2 -  LMHSNM13 
Taraxacum obovatum Perennial0.2 4-8  LMHSNM20 
Taraxacum officinaleDandelion - Kukraundha, Kanphool, Common dandelion, DandelionPerennial0.5 5-9 FLMHSNM433
Taraxacum platycarpum Perennial0.3 -  LMHSNM10 
Taraxacum pseudoalbidum Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Taraxacum sinicum Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM13 
Taraxacum tibetanum Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM12 
Taraxacum variegatum Perennial0.0 -  LMHSNM10 
Tarchonanthus camphoratusCamphor Bush, Wild Camphor BushTree7.0 9-12 MLMHSNDMWe135
Taxodium distichumSwamp Cypress, Bald cypress, Common Bald CypressTree30.0 4-10 FLMHSNMWeWa01 
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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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