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Carex texensis

Catlin Sedge

Southwesternnative. Fine-textured, mat-formingsedge to 4–6 in. high.Medium green, drooping leavesform ...

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Papayas, photo courtesy of Vladimir Shulevsky/Photolibrary

Carica papaya

It may look like a tree or large shrub, but this tropical American native, known botanically as Ca...

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Carissa macrocarpa

Carissa macrocarpa

Natal Plum

Natal plum’s best climates are Zones 22’25, 27, and H2, but so many gardeners find this So...

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Carnegia gigantea

Carnegia gigantea

Saguaro

Long-lived Sonoran desert native grows very slowly to 50 ft. tall; in the wild, may be a column only 3...

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Carpenteria californica

Carpenteria californica

Bush Anemone

Native to a very restricted area in foothills of southern Sierra Nevada in California’s Central ...

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Carpinus betulus

Carpinus betulus

European Hornbeam

Native Europe to Iran. Dense, pyramidal tree to 40 ft. high and eventually as broad as tall, with droo...

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Carpinus caroliniana

American Hornbeam

Native to eastern North America. Round headed, to 25–30 ft. tall and wide, sometimes larger; can be si...

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Carpobrotus chilensis

Carpobrotus chilensis

Ice Plant

This ground cover is robably from South Africa; naturalized along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Baj...

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Carpobrotus edulis

Ice Plant

From South Africa. This ground cover has curved, 4- to 5-in.-long leaves; pale yellow to rose, 4-in. w...

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Carthamus tinctorius, photo courtesy of Michael Davis/Garden Picture Library/Photolibrary

Carthamus tinctorius

Safflower

This useful thistle relative (probably an Asian native) grows to 3 ft. tall, 1–1 1/2 ft. wide, w...

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Carum carvi

Carum carvi

Caraway

From meadows and grasslands of Asia Minor. Mound of carrot-like leaves grows from a taproot to 1 or 2 ...

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Caryopteris incana

Common Bluebeard

Somewhat loose, open growth to 3–4 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide. Oval, pointed leaves have toothed margi...

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