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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Achillea millefoliumYarrow, Boreal yarrow, California yarrow, Giant yarrow, Coast yarrow, Western yarrow, Pacific yarrow34
Aconitum heterophyllum 12
Agrimonia eupatoriaAgrimony, Churchsteeples23
Allium ampeloprasumWild Leek, Broadleaf wild leek53
Allium porrumLeek, Garden leek42
Allium sativumGarlic, Cultivated garlic55
Allium sativum ophioscorodonSerpent Garlic55
Allium ursinumWild Garlic53
Anagallis arvensisScarlet Pimpernel22
Antennaria dioicaCatsfoot, Stoloniferous pussytoes02
Arctium lappaGreat Burdock, Gobo45
Arctium minusLesser Burdock35
Artemisia abrotanumSouthernwood13
Artemisia absinthiumWormwood, Absinthium.13
Artemisia campestrisField Southernwood02
Artemisia capillarisYin Chen Hao13
Artemisia maritimaSea Wormwood12
Artemisia scopariaRedstem wormwood12
Artemisia vulgarisMugwort, Common wormwood, Felon Herb, Chrysanthemum Weed, Wild Wormwood23
Asplenium scolopendriumHart's Tongue Fern02
Baptisia tinctoriaWild Indigo, Horseflyweed13
Berberis vulgarisEuropean Barberry, Common barberry33
Betula pendulaSilver Birch, European white birch, Common Birch, Warty Birch, European White Birch33
Buxus sempervirensBox, Common box, American Boxwood12
Calendula arvensisField Marigold23
Calendula officinaliscalendula, Pot Marigold35
Calluna vulgarisHeather, Scotch Heather22
Calystegia sepiumHedge Bindweed, Hedge false bindweed, Appalachia false bindweed, Bingham's false bindweed21
Cannabis sativaHemp, Marijuana44
Centaurium erythraeaCentaury - Feverwort, European centaury13
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