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Common Name | Botanical Name

‘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

Evergreen shrub or tree. Native to Texas, New Mexico, and northern Mexico. Grows to 15–25 ft. ta...

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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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Brahea armata (photo courtesy of Saxon Holt/PhotoBotanic)

Mexican Blue Palm

Brahea armata

Plant is hardy to 18°F/–8°C. Grows slowly to 20–40 ft. tall, its top spreading 12&...

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Ungnadia speciosa (photo courtesy of Karl Gercens III)

Mexican Buckeye

Ungnadia speciosa

Useful small tree for desert areas. Native to western Texas, southern New Mexico, and northeastern Mex...

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Mexican Bush Sage

Salvia leucantha

Evergreen shrub, from central and eastern Mexico. Vigorous, upright, velvety plant to 3–4 ft. ta...

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Erigeron karvinskianus (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)

Mexican Daisy

Erigeron karvinskianus

Native to Mexico. Graceful, trailing plant grows to 10–20 in. high and 3 ft. wide. Leaves are 1 ...

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Mexican Evening Primrose

Oenothera speciosa

Perennial. Native to southwestern U.S. and Mexico. Grows to 1 ft. high and 3 ft. or more wide, spreadi...

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Mexican Fan Palm

Washingtonia robusta

From Mexico. Grows to 100 ft. tall and 10 ft. wide; the trunk is slightly curved or bent, slimmer than...

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Stipa tenuissima

Mexican Feather Grass

Stipa tenuissima

Native to Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico. Among the finest textured and most billowy of all ornamental ...

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Mexican Gold Poppy

Eschscholzia californica mexicana

Native to Arizona, New Mexico, southern Utah, west Texas, Mexico. Plant grows to 8 in., has less finel...

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