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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abutilon theophrastiChina Jute, Velvetleaf, Butterprint Buttonweed Jute, China Mallow, Indian Velvet Leaf32
Acacia angustissimaPrairie acacia. Timbre. Fernleaf Acacia23
Acacia coleiCole's wattle, Candelabra Wattle, Soap wattle, 32
Acacia cowleanaHall’s Creek wattle32
Acacia farnesianaSweet Acacia, Perfume Acacia, Huisache22
Acacia koaKoa Acacia02
Acacia mearnsiiBlack Wattle, Late black wattle13
Acacia murrayanaMurray’s wattle, Colony wattle32
Acacia victoriaeBramble wattle. Gundabluey, Bardi bush42
Acer circinatumVine Maple21
Acer rubrumRed Maple, Drummond's maple, Swamp Maple31
Acer saccharinumSilver Maple, River Maple, Soft Maple31
Achyranthes asperaDevil's Horsewhip23
Acmella oleraceaToothache plant, Paracress33
Adansonia digitataBaobab, Judas Fruit, Monkey Bread Tree33
Adenanthera pavoninaRed Sandalwood, Coral Tree32
Aegle marmelosBael Tree, Golden Apple, Bengal Quince33
Aesculus hippocastanumHorse Chestnut, European Horsechestnut, Common Horsechestnut34
Agave americanaAgave, American century plant33
Agave sisalanaSisal22
Agave viviparaMescal Casero30
Agrimonia pilosaHairy Agrimony23
Ailanthus altissimaTree Of Heaven13
Ajuga bracteosaBugle, Lungememen01
Albizia lebbeckSiris Tree, Woman's Tongue, East Indian Walnut12
Alcea roseaHollyhock32
Alchornea cordifoliaChristmas Bush24
Aletris farinosaUnicorn Root - Colic Root, White colicroot13
Aleurites moluccanusCandle Nut, Country Walnut33
Alisma plantago-aquaticaGreat Water Plantain, ZE-XIE, European water plantain, American water plantain, Northern water plan13
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