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‘Craig’s Crimson’ sweet cherry (photo courtesy of Mike Tomlinson/Dave Wilson Nursery)

Mazzard Cherry

Cherry, Sweet

Native to Eurasia, this species has given rise to the most common market-type cherries.

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Geranium pratense ‘Mrs. Kendall Clark’ (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)

Meadow Cranesbill

Geranium pratense

Native from Ireland to Siberia and Japan. Forms a clump to 1 1/2–2 ft. tall and 2– 3 ft. w...

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Meadow Rue

Thalictrum

Foliage clumps resemble those of columbine (Aquilegia), grow mostly in the 3- to 5-ft. range....

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Thalictrum aquilegiifolium

Meadow Rue

Thalictrum aquilegifolium

Europe, northern Asia. To 2–3 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide, with bluish green foliage. Earliest of the m...

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Limnanthes douglasii sulphurea (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)

Meadowfoam

Limnanthes douglasii

This low annual produces a blanket of yellow-and-white flowers on wet meadows in California and southw...

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Salvia farinacea 'Evolution'

Mealycup Sage

Salvia farinacea

Usually grown as annuals. Upright growth to 3–4 ft. tall, half as wide. Narrowly lance-shaped le...

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Medicinal Aloe

Aloe vera

Clustering rosettes of narrow, fleshy, stiffly upright leaves 1–2 ft. long. Yellow flowers in de...

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Chamaerops humilis

Mediterranean Fan Palm

Chamaerops humilis

Probably one of the hardiest palms; has survived brief (but not prolonged) temperature drops to 0°...

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‘Oka’ melon

Melon

Melon

Thought to have originated in Africa. The principal types cultivated in the West are muskmelons (&ldqu...

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Mescal Bean

Sophora secundiflora

From Texas, New Mexico, Northern Mexico. Reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide; very slow growi...

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Mesquite

Prosopis

Native to deserts in the Southwest, Mexico, and South America. Though hardy in other environments, mes...

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Illicium mexicanum (photo courtesy of Richard Shiell)

Mexican Anise

Illicium mexicanum

Native to northern Mexico. Grows to 4 ft. tall and wide. Narrowly oval, pointed leaves are medium gree...

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