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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Alocasia macrorrhizosGiant Taro, Giant Elephant Ear32
Aloe veraAloe Vera, Barbados aloe, First Aid Plant, Medicinal Aloe15
Asclepias asperulaAntelope Horns, Spider milkweed, Trailing Milkweed21
Asclepias halliiPurple Silkweed, Hall's milkweed31
Asclepias incarnataSwamp Milkweed, Swamp Butterfly Weed, Marsh Milkweed32
Asclepias ovalifoliaOval-leaf milkweed20
Asclepias pumilaLow Milkweed, Plains milkweed21
Asclepias purpurascensPurple Milkweed21
Asclepias quadrifoliaFourleaf Milkweed22
Asclepias speciosaShowy Milkweed32
Asclepias syriacaCommon Milkweed, Silkweed, Milkweed32
Asclepias tuberosaPleurisy Root, Butterfly milkweed, Rolfs' milkweed, Indian Paintbrush33
Asclepias viridifloraGreen Milkweed, Green comet milkweed32
Dendranthema x grandiflorumChrysanthemum, Cut Mum, Garden Mum, Pot Mum, Florist's Chrysanthemum23
Eichhornia crassipesWater Hyacinth, Common water hyacinth20
Hedera helixIvy, English ivy, Algerian ivy, Baltic Ivy, Common Ivy03
Phalaris arundinaceaCanary Grass, Reed canarygrass, Gardener's Garter Grass, Ribbon Grass00
Tulipa gesnerianaTulip, Didier's tulip10
Zannichellia palustrisHorned Pondweed00
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