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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Aesculus indicaIndian Horse Chestnut31
Ailanthus altissimaTree Of Heaven13
Albizia julibrissinMimosa, Silktree, Mimosa Tree,22
Allium ampeloprasumWild Leek, Broadleaf wild leek53
Allium cepaOnion, Garden onion53
Allium cepa aggregatumPotato Onion43
Allium cepa ascalonicumShallot53
Allium cepa proliferumTree Onion, Walking Onion53
Allium porrumLeek, Garden leek42
Allium sativumGarlic, Cultivated garlic55
Allium sativum ophioscorodonSerpent Garlic55
Allium ursinumWild Garlic53
Amaranthus caudatusLove Lies Bleeding41
Amelanchier arboreaDowny Serviceberry, Alabama serviceberry, Juneberry, Common Serviceberry, Downy Serviceberry31
Amelanchier canadensisJuneberry, Canadian serviceberry, Serviceberry Downy, Shadblow, Shadbush, Serviceberry41
Amorpha canescensLead Plant22
Anemone canadensisCanadian Anemone02
Artemisia abrotanumSouthernwood13
Artemisia campestrisField Southernwood02
Artemisia indica 13
Artemisia maritimaSea Wormwood12
Artemisia sieversiana 12
Asarum canadenseSnake Root, Canadian wildginger, Canada Wild Ginger, Wild Ginger33
Asarum forbesiiDu Heng01
Asclepias incarnataSwamp Milkweed, Swamp Butterfly Weed, Marsh Milkweed32
Athyrium filix-feminaLady Fern, Common ladyfern, Subarctic ladyfern, Asplenium ladyfern, Southern Lady Fern, Tatting Fer12
Bauhinia variegataMountain Ebony12
Benincasa hispidaWax Gourd33
Berberis thunbergiiJapanese Barberry22
Betula lentaCherry Birch, Sweet birch, Black Birch, Cherry Birch33
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