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Index of Latin Names: X
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Lonicera involucrataTwinberry, Twinberry honeysuckleShrub1.2 4-8 MLMHNM22 
x Sorbaronia hybridAronia x mountain ashTree3.0 3-8 MLMHNM302
x Sorbo­crataegus hybridHaw x mountain ashTree3.0 3-8 MLMHNM502
x Sorbopyrus hybridPear x mountain ashTree4.0 3-8 MLMHNM402
Xanthium communeCanada cockleburAnnual1.5 0-0  LMHNM10 
Xanthium spinosumSpiny CockleburAnnual0.5 6-9  LMHNM010
Xanthium strumariumCocklebur, Rough cocklebur, Canada cockleburAnnual0.8 6-9  LMHNDM130
Xanthoceras sorbifoliumYellowhornShrub6.0 4-7 SLMHNDM30 
Xanthorhiza simplicissimaYellowrootShrub1.0 5-9 FLMHFSNMWe02 
Xanthorrhoea australisGrasstreePerennial1.0 -  LMNM21 
Xanthostemon verdugonianusMangkonoTree30.0 10-12 SLMHNM004
Xanthostemon verusIron WoodTree10.0 10-12 MLMHNM004
Xerophyllum tenaxIndian Basket Grass, Common beargrassPerennial1.2 4-8 SLMSNM11 
Xylosma japonica Tree25.0 7-10  LMHSNDM11 
Xyris carolinianaCarolina Yelloweyed GrassPerennial1.0 -  LMHSNMWe01 

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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