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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Arundo donaxGiant Reed, Giant Reed Grass32
Cicuta virosaCowbane, Mackenzie's water hemlock11
Conium maculatumHemlock, Poison hemlock12
Dipsacus japonicusXu Duan12
Eryngium campestreField Eryngo22
Eschscholzia californicaCalifornian Poppy13
Hordeum vulgareBarley, Common barley43
Mentha arvensisCorn Mint, Wild mint32
Mentha arvensis piperascensJapanese Mint32
Petroselinum crispumParsley44
Populus x jackiiBalm Of Gilead03
Sagittaria sagittifoliaArrow Head, Hawaii arrowhead51
Sagittaria sagittifolia leucopetala 31
Sagittaria trifoliaChinese Arrowroot, Threeleaf arrowhead42
Salvia officinalisSage, Kitchen sage, Small Leaf Sage, Garden Sage45
Jasminum sambacJasmine Tea33
Piper betleBetel23
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