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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Apocynum cannabinumIndian Hemp22
Apocynum pictumKendyr02
Apocynum venetum 02
Arachis glabrataPerennial peanut10
Arachis pintoiPinto peanut00
Arundo donaxGiant Reed, Giant Reed Grass32
Asclepias currasavicaBlood Flower01
Asclepias erosaDesert Milkweed20
Asclepias incarnataSwamp Milkweed, Swamp Butterfly Weed, Marsh Milkweed32
Asclepias speciosaShowy Milkweed32
Asclepias subulataRush Milkweed01
Asclepias syriacaCommon Milkweed, Silkweed, Milkweed32
Asclepias tuberosaPleurisy Root, Butterfly milkweed, Rolfs' milkweed, Indian Paintbrush33
Astragalus glycyphyllosMilk Vetch, Licorice milkvetch10
Boehmeria niveaRamie, Chinese Grass, Chinese Silk Plant22
Carex meyerianaSedge, Wu la cao 00
Carex morrowiiIwashiba, Japanese Sedge 00
Catharanthus roseusMadagascar Periwinkle, Jasmine, Cayenne Old Maid Periwinkle14
Chondrilla ambiguaChondrilla, Sha di fen bao ju00
Chrysopogon zizanioidesVetiver, Vetiver Root, Khus Khus22
Clitoria ternateaButterfly pea30
Cortaderia selloanaPampas Grass00
Couma utilisSorva, Milk Tree42
Cynara cardunculusCardoon35
Cyperus cephalotesBhada, Flat Sedges, Nut Sedges or Umbrella Sedge.01
Cyperus giganteusPiripiri, Mexican Papyrus02
Cyperus papyrusPapyrus. Papyrus sedge22
Cyperus textilisFlat sedge, Basket grass,00
Echinochloa polystachyaAleman Grass. German grass00
Eremophila fraseriBurra, Turpentine bush01
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