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Origanum syriacum (Bible hyssop)

Other names: Biblical-hyssop, Lebanese oregano, Syrian oregano, Zaatar, Zatar, Majorana syriaca, Origanum maru, Za'atar, Ezov, Wild Middle Eastern oregano, Holy hyssop

O. syriacum is an upright, bushy, borderline-hardy, evergreen perennial with small, aromatic, softly hairy, oblong to ovate, edible grey-green leaves and clusters of tiny, white flowers from late spring into summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.6m
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Ultimate height 0.9m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Vicia sativa (Common vetch)

Other names: Tare, The vetch, Garden vetch, Haba del campo, Orobos, Spring vetch, Voederwikke, Winter tares

V. sativa is a trailing or climbing annual with pinnate, mid-green to blue-green leaves and tubular, purple-pink flowers from mid-spring to late summer followed by long, thin, green pods.
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Ultimate spread 1.5m
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Ultimate height 1.5m
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Time to ultimate size 1-2 years
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Rhodohypoxis deflexa (Rhodohypoxis)

Other names: Rosy posy, Spring starflower, Red star

R. deflexa is a compact, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with a corm-like rootstock, linear, softly hairy, dark green leaves, and short, erect stems bearing solitary, magenta flowers in late spring and throughout summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.15m
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Ultimate height 0.1m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Ipheion uniflorum (Spring starflower)

I. uniflorum is a small bulbous perennial with semi-erect linear foliage that smells of onion when crushed. In spring, it bears blue star-shaped flowers that are honey-scented.
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Ultimate spread 0.15m
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Ultimate height 0.15m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Gentiana verna (Spring gentian )

Other names: Star gentian

G. verna is a short-lived, mat-forming evergreen perennial with rosettes of dark green leaves and solitary, star-shaped, white-throated, blue flowers in spring and early summer.
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Ultimate spread 0.1m
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Ultimate height 0.04m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Rhodohypoxis baurii var. confecta (Red star)

Other names: Rosy posy, Spring starflower

R. baurii var. confecta is a vigorous, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with a corm-like rootstock, tufts of narrowly lance-shaped, keeled, folded, hairy, dark green leaves, and, in late spring and early summer, slender, erect stems bearing large, solitary, mid-pink flowers, sometimes white or red-flushed, usually changing colour with age.
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Ultimate spread 0.1m
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Ultimate height 0.1m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Cardamine pratensis (Cuckoo flower)

Other names: Spinks, Spring cress, Mayflower, Meadow bittercress, Meadow cress, Cuckoo buds, Cuckoo spit, Lady's flower, Lady's smock, Bread and milk, Cuckoo bread

C. pratensis has rounded leaflets, with erect leafy stems bearing short open racemes of pale pink or white flowers.
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Ultimate spread 0.5m
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Ultimate height 0.5m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Lathyrus vernus (Spring pea)

Other names: Spring vetchling, Bitter vetch, Spring bitter vetch, Spring vetch, Lathyrus cyaneus

L. vernus is a bushy herbaceous perennial. It has dark-green, pinnate leaves and in spring bears mauve, pea-like flowers that become tinted with bluish-green as they age.
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Ultimate spread 0.5m
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Ultimate height 0.45m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Leucojum vernum ( Spring snowflake)

Other names: Spring-flowered snowflake, Agnes flower

L. vernum is a bulbous perennial (larger than a regular snowdrop) forming nodding white flowers with green marks on its tips in early spring. A good choice for wet soil conditions.
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Ultimate spread 0.1m
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Ultimate height 0.3m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Olsynium douglasii (Grass widow)

Other names: Purple-eyed grass, Purple rush lily , Purple snowdrop , Spring bell, Spring satin flower, Sisyrinchium douglasii, Sisyrinchium grandiflorum, Widow grass, Douglass grasswidow

O. douglasii is a clump-forming, deciduous to semi-evergreen perennial with upright, stems bearing linear, grey-green leaves and cluster-like spathes of nodding, bell-shaped, satiny, violet to deep purple flowers in early spring.
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Ultimate spread 0.1m
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Ultimate height 0.3m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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