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Arenaria montana (photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens)

Scotch and Irish Moss

Arenaria montana

Grows to 2–4 in. high; weak stems up to 1 ft. long are usually covered with soft hairs. Leaves g...

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Arenaria verna

Scotch and Irish Moss

Arenaria verna

Of two different ground-hugging plants of similar appearance, Sagina subulata is the more com...

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Calluna vulgaris (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)

Scotch Heather

Calluna vulgaris

Scotch heather carpets the moors of Britain with finely textured foliage and pink summer flowers, and ...

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Scotch Pine

Pinus sylvestris

From northern Europe, western Asia, and northeastern Siberia. Grows fast at first, then moderately to ...

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Screw Bean

Prosopis pubescens

Native to Arizona, Texas, and Mexico. The common name refers to the spirally twisted seedpods, which m...

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Pandanus tectorius (photo courtesy of Doreen L. Wynja)

Screw Pine

Pandanus tectorius

Native to many Pacific islands, including Hawaii. Striking palm-like tree sends down large aerial root...

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Scrub Oak

Quercus berberidifolia

Semievergreen shrub or tree. Native to California chaparral from 300–5,000-ft. elevation. Dense ...

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Sea Holly

Eryngium

Mostly spiny-leafed, rosette-forming plants that produce erect, thistlelike, leafy stalks bearing tigh...

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Eryngium amethystinum

Sea Holly

Eryngium amethystinum

From Italy and the Balkans. To 2 1/2 ft. high and 1 1/2 ft. wide, with taproot. Spiny, medium green le...

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Crambe maritima (photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens)

Sea Kale

Crambe maritima

From coastal northern Europe; naturalized on the Oregon coast. Grows to 2 ft. tall and wide; blue-gree...

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Sea Lavender

Limonium platyphyllum

Vigorous plant to 2 1/2 ft. tall, covered in a haze of flowers up to 3 ft. wide in summer. The calyx i...

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Chasmanthium latifolium ‘River Mist’ (photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.)

Sea Oats

Chasmanthium latifolium

Clumps of broad, bamboolike leaves support 2–5-ft. flowering stems in summer; they carry showers...

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