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Yellow autumn leaves of Ginkgo biloba

Maidenhair Tree

Ginkgo biloba

Ancient survivor from prehistoric times (200 million years ago), when it grew worldwide; now native on...

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Alyxia oliviformis

Maile

Alyxia oliviformis

A Hawaiian native, this plant is found in various habitats—dry to wet, sea level to high elevati...

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Male Fern

Dryopteris filix mas

Native to much of the Northern Hemisphere. Grows 2 to 5 ft. tall and wide, with finely cut, medium gre...

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Mallow

Malva

From Europe; naturalized in U.S. These plants are related to and somewhat resemble hollyhock (Alce...

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Maltese Cross

Lychnis chalcedonica

From Russia. Loose, open form. Grows to 2 to 3 ft. high, 1 ft. wide. Leaves and stems are hairy; scarl...

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Manzanita

Arctostaphylos

Plants vary from creeping ground covers to treelike shrubs, but all have small, urn-shaped white or pi...

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Manzanita

Arctostaphylos edmundsii

Foot-tall species from coastal Monterey area, California. Several named selections are good ground cov...

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Manzanita

Arctostaphylos glauca

Native from California to BajaCalifornia. Spreading shrub to15 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide, with darkreddish...

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Acer pseudosieboldianum ssp. takesimense, photo courtesy of Mark Turner

Maple

Acer pseudosieboldianum

Native to Korea, Manchuria. Rounded tree to 20 ft. tall and wide. Resembles A. palmatum in si...

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Marguerite

Argeranthemum frutescens

See Chrysanthemum frutescens

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Argyranthemum frutescens, photo courtesy of Thomas J. Story

Marguerite

Argyranthemum frutescens

This Canary Island native is grown as a short-lived perennial in Zones 14–24 and H1, as asummer annual...

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'Queen Sofia' marigold

Marigold

Tagetes

Native to Mexico, Central America. Robust, free-branching, nearly trouble-free plants ranging from 6 i...

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