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Zamia pumila

Zamia pumila

Coontie

To 4 ft. high, 6 ft.wide. Short trunk is largely below soil level. Fronds to 3 ft. long,with as many a...

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Zantedeschia aethiopica

Common Calla

To 2–4 ft. tall,with unspotted leaves to 1/2 ft. long, 10 in.wide. In spring (sometimes continui...

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Zanthoxylum piperitum, photo courtesy of Karl Gercens III

Zanthoxylum piperitum

Japan Pepper

Native to China, Japan, andKorea. Dense growth to 8–20 ft.tall and wide. Handsome darkgreen, 3–6-in.-l...

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Zauschneria californica

California Fuchsia

Upright or arching growth from 6 in. to 4 ft. tall (depending on variety) spreading as wide as 3-4 ft....

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Zauschneria californica

Zauschneria septentrionalis

Humboldt County Fuchsia

From Northern California Coast Ranges. Mat-forming species 6 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide, with g...

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Zea mays

Ornamental corn

Some kinds of corn are grown for the beauty of their shelled ears rather than for eating. Calico, Indi...

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Zelkova serrata

Zelkova serrata

Sawleaf Zelkova

Good shade tree; sometimes used as a substitute for American elm (U. americana), which is hig...

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Zephyranthes candida

Zephyranthes candida

Zephyr Flower

White, 2-in. flowers, sometimes stained pink in throat. Clumps of foot-long, grassy leaves. Evergreen ...

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Zexmenia hispida, photo courtesy of Tucson Botanical Gardens

Zexmenia hispida

Native to Texas and Mexico.Compact, rounded plant to 2–3 ft. high and wide; puts on agood show of brig...

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Zingiber officinale

Zingiber officinale

True Ginger

This tropical Asian plant’s rhizomes are the source of the ginger root used in cooking. To 2&rsquo

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Zinnia angustifolia

Zinnia angustifolia

Zinnia

Compact growth to 16 in. high and wide, with very narrow leaves to 2 1/2 in. long.Orange, inch-wide fl...

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Zinnia elegans

Zinnia elegans

Zinnia

The common garden zinnia, sold in strains ranging from less than a foot high and wide to 4 ft. tall, h...

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