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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Actaea rubraRed Baneberry02
Alchornea cordifoliaChristmas Bush24
Aleurites moluccanusCandle Nut, Country Walnut33
Alnus serrulataSmooth Alder, Hazel alder02
Aloe arborescensCandelabra Aloe, Tree Aloe, Mountain Bush Aloe25
Aloe veraAloe Vera, Barbados aloe, First Aid Plant, Medicinal Aloe15
Anacardium occidentaleCashew, Caju53
Anagallis arvensisScarlet Pimpernel22
Ananas comosusPineapple52
Annona squamosaSugar Apple, Sweetsop, Custard Apple52
Areca catechuBetel Palm, Betel Nut Palm33
Argemone albifloraWhite Prickly Poppy, Bluestem pricklypoppy01
Argemone mexicanaPrickly Poppy, Mexican pricklypoppy13
Artemisia vulgarisMugwort, Common wormwood, Felon Herb, Chrysanthemum Weed, Wild Wormwood23
Artocarpus altilisBreadfruit54
Artocarpus mariannensisSeeded breadfruit, Marianas bread43
Arum maculatumCuckoo Pint21
Asarum sieboldiiWild Ginger02
Asclepias subulataRush Milkweed01
Asclepias syriacaCommon Milkweed, Silkweed, Milkweed32
Astrantia majorGreat Masterwort01
Atriplex hortensisOrach, Garden orache42
Azadirachta indicaNeem24
Balanites aegyptiacaDesert Date. Desert date, Soapberry tree32
Baptisia australisWild Indigo, Blue wild indigo, Blue False Indigo02
Baptisia tinctoriaWild Indigo, Horseflyweed13
Belamcanda chinensisLeopard Lily, Blackberry lily, Leopard Flower13
Bellis perennisDaisy, Lawndaisy, English Daisy23
Berberis vulgarisEuropean Barberry, Common barberry33
Bixa orellanaAnnatto (Lipstick Plant, Urucum, Colorau, Achiote )33
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