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Re: lime loving plants

Well, Pam, considering that my soil is on the acid side, I'm no real
authority on plants for alkaline soil, but a bit of a search lists
the following (several of which do just fine in my garden as well), 
plus I found a web site for native east Texas plants (or plants that
do well in E. TX):  http://snipurl.com/4f90

Acanthus spinosus
Achilllea filipendulina
Aethionema 'Warley Rose'
Alyssum spinosum
Anacamptis pyramidalis - pyramidal orchid
Anchusa italica
Anemone hupehensis
Anthyllis vulneraria
Arabis hirsuta 
Asplenium marinum 
Asplenium ruta-muraria 
Asplenium trichomanes subsp. quadrivalens 
Asplenium viride 
Berberis thunbergii 'Bagatelle'
Bergenia cordifolia
Bird's Foot Trefoil
Briza media
Briza media 
Brunner macrophylla
burnet rose (Rosa pimpinellifolia
Buxus sempervirens
Campanula lactiflora
Catanache caerulea
Centranthus ruber
Clematis heracleifolia
Clematis spp.
Coronilla varia (crown vetch)
Daphne petraea 'Grandiflora
Doronicum pardaliances
Draba aizoides
Dryas octopetala 
Equisetum pratense 
Eremurus robustus
Euphrasia salisburgensis 
Field Wormwood
Fraxinus (Ash), 
Galega officinalis (goat's rue)
Galium sterneri 
Geranium pratense
Geranium sanguineum
Helenium autumnale
Helianthemum 'Fire Dragon'
Helictotrichon pubescens 
Heuchera sanguinea
Juniperus communis 
Linaria purpura
Linum narbonense
Meconopsis cambrica 
Myosotis ramosissima
Origanum amanum
ox-eye daisy
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb' 
Polypodium cambricum 
Polypodium cambricum 
Polystichum lonchitis 
Pseudorchis albida 
Pulsatilla vulgaris
Pyrola media 
Pyrola minor 
Salad Burnet
Salvia neorosa
Saponaria ocymoides
Saxifraga aizoides 
Saxifraga urbicum 'London Pride'
Saxigraga bronchialis
Scabiosa caucasica
Sedum rosea 
Sesleria caerulea 
Sidalcea malviflora
Silene schafta
Spiked Veronica
Thymus pseudolanuginosus
Trichomanes speciosum 
Trisetum flavescens 
Verbascum phoeniceum
Veronica spicata

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> Anyone have any favorites that really like limey soil? A friend at
> wants to plant a garden but the soil is very alkaline which is not
> case here. She's also just North of here, probably borderline zones
> and 8. Not much she can do to amend it because she gets run off
from a
> trailer park or something that keeps it that way....
> I've got a book w/ a list of such but darned if I can find it right
> thanks y'all!
> --
> Pam Evans
> Kemp TX/zone 8A

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