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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Achillea millefoliumYarrow, Boreal yarrow, California yarrow, Giant yarrow, Coast yarrow, Western yarrow, Pacific yarrow34
Allium cepaOnion, Garden onion53
Allium cepa aggregatumPotato Onion43
Allium cepa ascalonicumShallot53
Allium cepa proliferumTree Onion, Walking Onion53
Aloe veraAloe Vera, Barbados aloe, First Aid Plant, Medicinal Aloe15
Asplenium scolopendriumHart's Tongue Fern02
Avena sativaOats, Common oat33
Calendula officinaliscalendula, Pot Marigold35
Capparis spinosaCaper,Common Caper, Caper Bush23
Centella asiaticaGotu Kola, Spadeleaf25
Ceratonia siliquaCarob, St. john's bread32
Corylus avellanaCommon Hazel, Common filbert, European Filbert, Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, Corkscrew Hazel, Hazel52
Cucumis sativusCucumber, Garden cucumber42
Cucurbita maximaWinter Squash53
Cupressus sempervirensItalian Cypress02
Daucus carotaWild Carrot, Queen anne's lace, Carrot, Wild Carrot, Queen Anne's Lace23
Diospyros kakiPersimmon, Japanese persimmon43
Euonymus crenulatus 01
Euonymus lucidus 01
Euonymus tingens 01
Fragaria vescaWild Strawberry, Woodland strawberry, California strawberry33
Fuchsia colensoi 20
Fuchsia excorticataKonini20
Galega officinalisGoat's Rue, Professor-weed23
Galium triflorumFragrant Bedstraw12
Gynostemma pentaphyllumSweet Tea Vine25
Hamamelis virginianaWitch Hazel, American witchhazel, Common Witchhazel, Virginian Witchhazel, Witchhazel15
Hibiscus rosa-sinensisChinese Hibiscus, Shoeblackplant, Hawaiian Hibiscus, Tropical Hibiscus, China Rose, Rose-of-China, S33
Hippophae rhamnoidesSea Buckthorn, Seaberry55
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