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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Cynanchum atratumBai WeiPerennial Climber0.6 -  LMHSNM12 
Gaylussacia brachyceraBox HuckleberryShrub0.5 5-9  LMHFSNDM202
Gaylussacia frondosaDangleberry, Blue huckleberryShrub1.8 5-9  LMHSNDM300
Hebe salicifolia Shrub4.5 6-9  LMNM013
Hebe speciosaNew Zealand hebeShrub1.5 6-9  LMNM002
Hebe x franciscanaHebeShrub2.5 9-11 SLMSNM003
Smilacina racemosaFalse SpikenardPerennial1.0 2-8  LMHFSM422
Vaccaria hispanicaCow Cockle, Cow soapwortAnnual0.6 0-0  LMHNM130
Vaccinium alaskaenseAlaska BlueberryShrub1.8 -  LMSNM20 
Vaccinium amoenumLarge-Cluster BlueberryShrub4.0 4-8  LMSNMWe20 
Vaccinium angustifoliumLow Sweet Blueberry, Lowbush blueberryShrub0.2 2-6  LMSNDM310
Vaccinium angustifolium laevifoliumLow Sweet BlueberryShrub0.6 2-6  LMSNDM300
Vaccinium arboreumFarkleberryTree5.0 6-9  LMSNM21 
Vaccinium arbusculaDwarf bilberryShrub0.6 0-0  LMSNMWe10 
Vaccinium arctostaphylosCaucasian WhortleberryShrub3.0 5-9  LMSNM300
Vaccinium asheiRabbiteye BlueberryShrub5.0 7-10  LMSNM20 
Vaccinium australeNorthern BlueberryShrub1.5 2-7 MLMSNM412
Vaccinium bracteatumSea BilberryShrub1.0 6-9  LMSNM11 
Vaccinium brittonii Shrub2.0 -  LMSNDM10 
Vaccinium caesarienseNew Jersey blueberryShrub1.5 -  LMSNMWe20 
Vaccinium caespitosumDwarf BilberryShrub0.3 0-0  LMSNM310
Vaccinium ciliatum Shrub2.0 -  LMSNM10 
Vaccinium constablaeiHillside BlueberryShrub1.0 -  LMSNM30 
Vaccinium corymbosumHigh-Bush Blueberry, American Blueberry, Swamp Blueberry, BlueberryShrub2.0 3-8 MLMSNM410
Vaccinium crassifoliumCreeping BlueberryShrub0.1 6-9  LMSNM302
Vaccinium cylindraceum Shrub3.0 9-11  LMSNM20 
Vaccinium darrowiiDarrow's blueberryShrub0.0 0-0  LMSNDM10 
Vaccinium deliciosumAlpine Blueberry, Cascade bilberryShrub0.3 5-9  LMSNM300
Vaccinium duclouxii Shrub3.0 8-11  LMSNM30 
Vaccinium elliottiiElliott's blueberryShrub4.0 5-9  LMSNM10 
Vaccinium erythrocarpumSouthern Mountain CranberryShrub1.5 5-9  LMSNM300
Vaccinium formosumSwamp Highbush Blueberry, Southern blueberryShrub4.0 5-9  LMSNM300
Vaccinium fuscatumBlack Highbush BlueberryShrub3.5 4-8  LMSNMWe300
Vaccinium hirsutumHairy HuckleberryShrub0.0 5-9  LMSNM30 
Vaccinium hirtum Shrub1.0 5-9  LMSNM10 
Vaccinium japonicum Shrub0.7 5-9  LMSNM20 
Vaccinium koreanum Shrub0.0 -  LMSNM10 
Vaccinium leucanthum Shrub0.0 -  LMSNM10 
Vaccinium macrocarponAmerican Cranberry, CranberryShrub0.2 0-0 MLMSNMWe314
Vaccinium melanocarpumGeorgia BlueberryShrub1.2 5-9  LMSNM20 
Vaccinium membranaceumMountain Huckleberry, Thinleaf huckleberryShrub1.0 5-9  LMSNM310
Vaccinium modestum Shrub0.2 7-10  LMSNM30 
Vaccinium mortiniaMortiñoShrub2.0 8-11  LMSNM20 
Vaccinium myrsinitesFlorida Evergreen Blueberry, Shiny blueberryShrub0.5 6-9  LMSNM21 
Vaccinium myrtilloidesSourtop Blueberry, Velvetleaf huckleberryShrub0.6 0-0  LMSNM31 
Vaccinium myrtillusBilberry, WhortleberryShrub0.2 3-7  LMSNM431
Vaccinium neglectumDeerberryShrub1.5 8-11  LMSNM20 
Vaccinium nummularia Shrub0.3 -  LMSM20 
Vaccinium occidentaleWestern BlueberryShrub0.0 -  LMSNMWe20 
Vaccinium oldhamii Shrub3.5 5-9  LMSNM20 
Vaccinium ovalifoliumBlack Huckleberry, Oval-leaf blueberryShrub3.0 3-7  LMSNM31 
Vaccinium ovatumEvergreen Huckleberry, Florist's Huckleberry, Shot Huckleberry, Californian HuckleberryShrub2.5 3-7 SLMSNDM31 
Vaccinium oxycoccosSmall CranberryShrub0.1 0-0 FLMSNMWe412
Vaccinium padifoliumMadeiran WhortleberryShrub2.5 8-11  LMSNM20 
Vaccinium parvifoliumRed Bilberry, Red huckleberryShrub1.8 5-9  LMSNM311
Vaccinium praestansKamchatka BilberryShrub0.2 4-8 SLMSM404
Vaccinium salicinum Shrub0.0 -  LMSNM20 
Vaccinium scopariumGrouseberry, Grouse whortleberryShrub0.2 3-7  LMSNM21 
Vaccinium simulatumupland highbush blueberryShrub1.0 -  LMSNM20 
Vaccinium smallii Shrub1.5 5-9  LMSNM10 
Vaccinium sprengelii Shrub3.0 6-9  LMSNM10 
Vaccinium stamineumDeerberryShrub3.0 4-8  LMSNDM300
Vaccinium tallapusae Shrub0.0 -  LMSNM10 
Vaccinium tenellumSmall-Cluster BlueberryShrub0.3 5-9  LMSNM10 
Vaccinium uliginosumBog BilberryShrub0.8 0-0  LMSNMWe310
Vaccinium vacciniaceum Shrub0.5 -  LMSNM10 
Vaccinium vacillansDryland BlueberryShrub1.2 5-9  LMSNDM300
Vaccinium virgatumRabbit-Eye Blueberry, Smallflower blueberryShrub1.0 5-9  LMSNM10 
Vaccinium vitis-idaeaCowberry, Lingonberry, Northern mountain cranberry, CranberryShrub0.3 3-8 MLMSNM323
Vachellia karrooCape Thorn TreeTree10.0 10-12 MMHNDMWe214
Vachellia niloticaGum Arabic TreeTree10.0 10-12 FMHNM224
Vachellia seyalShittim WoodTree10.0 10-12 FMHNDM224
Vachellia tortilisUmbrella ThornTree15.0 10-12 FLMNDM224
Valeriana amurensis Perennial0.0 -  LMHNM10 
Valeriana capitataValerian, Captiate valerianPerennial0.6 0-0  LMHNMWe11 
Valeriana celtica Perennial0.3 -  LMHNM11 
Valeriana ciliataTobacco RootPerennial0.8 -  LMHNM10 
Valeriana dioicaMarsh Valerian, Woods valerianPerennial0.3 0-0  LMHNMWe11 
Valeriana fauriei Perennial1.0 -  LMHNM01 
Valeriana hardwickii Perennial1.5 -  LMHNM03 
Valeriana jatamansiIndian ValerianPerennial0.5 -  LMHNM03 
Valeriana obovataTobacco RootPerennial1.2 -  LMHNM21 
Valeriana occidentaliswestern valerianPerennial1.0 -  LMHNM11 
Valeriana officinalisValerian, Garden valerianPerennial1.5 4-8  LMHNM233
Valeriana phu Perennial0.4 -  LMHSNDM21 
Valeriana sambucifolia Perennial1.5 4-8  LMHSNM23 
Valeriana sitchensisAmerican Valerian, Sitka valerianPerennial1.2 0-0  LMHNM13 
Valeriana toluccana Perennial0.0 -  LMHNM22 
Valeriana uliginosaMountain ValerianPerennial1.0 -  LMHNMWe02 
Valerianella carinataKeeled-Fruited Cornsalad, European cornsaladAnnual0.3 0-0  LMHNDM20 
Valerianella chenopodifolia Annual0.6 -  LMHNM20 
Valerianella eriocarpaItalian Corn SaladAnnual0.4 -  LMHNDM30 
Valerianella locustaCorn Salad, Lewiston cornsaladAnnual0.3 4-8  LMHNDM40 
Valerianella radiataBeaked CornsaladAnnual0.6 0-0  LMHNDM200
Vallisneria americanaWater Celery, American eelgrassPerennial0.0 8-11  LMHNWa10 
Vallisneria spiralisEel GrassPerennial0.0 7-10  LMHNWa12 
Vangueria infaustaAfrican medlarShrub5.0 10-12 SLMHSNDM422
Vanilla planifoliaVanillaPerennial Climber15.0 10-12 M FSDM423
Vasconcellea x heilborniiBabacoTree2.0 10-12 MLMHNM400
Vateria indicaWhite DammarTree40.0 10-12 SLMFSNM324
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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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