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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acorus calamusSweet Flag - Calamus34
Acorus gramineusGrass-leaved Sweet Rush, Japanese Sweet Flag, Dwarf Sweet Flag33
Ailanthus altissimaTree Of Heaven13
Alchornea cordifoliaChristmas Bush24
Anacyclus pyrethrumMount Atlas Daisy, Chamomile Spanish, Pellitory02
Anagallis arvensisScarlet Pimpernel22
Anemone altaica 01
Anthemis cotulaMayweed, Stinking chamomile12
Arisaema amurenseTian Nan Xing23
Arisaema consanguineumTian Nan Xing13
Arisaema flavum 21
Arnica angustifolia alpinaMountain Tobacco03
Arnica montanaArnica, Mountain arnica03
Aster fastigiatus 21
Atriplex confertifoliaShadscale, Shadscale saltbush41
Bacopa monnieriHerb of Grace, Brahmi, Smooth Water Hyssop34
Balanites aegyptiacaDesert Date. Desert date, Soapberry tree32
Baphia nitidaCamwood, Baphia22
Benincasa hispidaWax Gourd33
Blighia sapidaAkee, ackee apple or ayee32
Bongardia chrysogonum 21
Brassica nigraBlack Mustard33
Buxus sempervirensBox, Common box, American Boxwood12
Calotropis giganteaGiant Milkweed, Crown Flower, Giant Calotrope, Swallow-wort23
Calypso bulbosaFairyslipper21
Canavalia gladiataSword Bean32
Cannabis sativaHemp, Marijuana44
Cicuta virosaCowbane, Mackenzie's water hemlock11
Conium maculatumHemlock, Poison hemlock12
Crassocephalum crepidioidesOkinawa Spinach, Redflower Ragleaf, Fireweed42
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