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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abelmoschus moschatusMusk Mallow,Musk Okra23
Abies balsameaBalsam Fir35
Abies fraseriShe Balsam, Fraser fir, Southern Balsam Fir13
Acacia concinnaShikakai, Soap-Pod21
Acer glabrumRock Maple, Rocky Mountain maple, Douglas maple, Greene's maple, New Mexico maple, Torrey maple21
Achillea ageratumMace, Sweet-nancy20
Achillea millefoliumYarrow, Boreal yarrow, California yarrow, Giant yarrow, Coast yarrow, Western yarrow, Pacific yarrow34
Acinos alpinusAlpine Calamint11
Acinos arvensisBasil Thyme21
Acinos rotundifolius 11
Acorus calamusSweet Flag - Calamus34
Acorus gramineusGrass-leaved Sweet Rush, Japanese Sweet Flag, Dwarf Sweet Flag33
Agastache canaHoary Balm Of Gilead, Mosquito plant20
Agastache rugosaKorean Mint43
Ammi majusBishop's Weed, Large bullwort, Queen Anne's Lace, Bishop's Flower13
Amorpha fruticosaFalse Indigo, False indigo bush12
Anethum graveolensDill43
Angelica archangelicaAngelica, Norwegian angelica33
Angelica genuflexaKneeling Angelica21
Angelica glauca 21
Angelica japonica 30
Angelica sylvestrisWild Angelica,Woodland angelica32
Anthriscus cerefoliumChervil, Garden chervil32
Apium graveolensWild Celery. Ajmod, Ajwain-ka-patta (Indian)33
Apium graveolens dulceCelery42
Apium graveolens rapaceumCeleriac42
Aralia nudicaulisWild Sarsaparilla43
Aralia racemosaAmerican Spikenard33
Armoracia rusticanaHorseradish, Red Cole33
Arracacia xanthorrhizaPeruvian Parsnip, Arracacha40
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