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Tolmiea menziesii, photo courtesy of Jerry Pavia

Piggyback Plant

Tolmiea menziesii

Native to Coast Ranges fromNorthern California northward toAlaska. Chief asset is abundantproduction o...

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Cotyledon orbiculata (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)

Pig’s Ear

Cotyledon orbiculata

Grows quickly to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide. Opposing pairs of fleshy leaves are 2–3 in. long, round...

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Pilikai

Merremia tuberosa

Native to tropical America but naturalized throughout the tropics. Climbs to 50–100 ft., with 6-...

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Pimpernel

Anagallis

Two colorful species are seen in the West, one an annual weed and the other an attractive perennial. N...

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Quercus palustris

Pin Oak

Quercus palustris

This deciduous tree has moderate to fairly rapid growth to 50–80 ft. tall and 30–40 ft. wi...

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Leucospermum (photo courtesy of Thomas J. Story)

Pincushion

Leucospermum

Like proteas, pincushions are difficult to grow, but the extra effort is rewarded with spectacular clu...

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Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower) 'Fire King'

Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa

Stamens protrude beyond curved surface of flower head, giving illusion of pins stuck into a cushion. B...

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Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa atropurpurea

From southern Europe. Grows 2 1/2 to 3 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide. Oblong, coarsely toothed leaves. Many lon...

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Scabiosa columbaria

Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa columbaria

Native to Europe, Africa, Asia. To 2 ft. high and wide. Finely cut gray-green leaves. Flowers to 3 in....

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Butia capitata

Pindo Palm

Butia capitata

Very hardy (to 15°F/–9°C), slow-growing palm to 10–20 ft. tall, with a crown of fe...

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Pinus thumbergiana

Pine

Pinus

Pines are the great individualists of the garden, each species differing not only in its characteristi...

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Pine Muhly

Muhlenbergia dubia

Native to Arizona, western Texas, New Mexico, and northern Mexico. Densely tufted plant, similar to

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