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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Achyranthes bidentataNiu Xi23
Alliaria petiolataGarlic Mustard32
Allium ampeloprasumWild Leek, Broadleaf wild leek53
Allium canadenseCanadian Garlic, Meadow garlic, Fraser meadow garlic, Hyacinth meadow garlic42
Allium canadense mobilenseCanadian Garlic52
Allium porrumLeek, Garden leek42
Allium sativumGarlic, Cultivated garlic55
Allium sativum ophioscorodonSerpent Garlic55
Allium ursinumWild Garlic53
Allium vinealeCrow Garlic, Wild garlic, Compact onion, False Garlic, Wild, Onion32
Ammi visnagaVisnaga. Khella. Bishop's Weed, Toothpickweed15
Arisaema dracontiumGreen-Dragon11
Aristolochia contortaMa Dou Ling13
Artemisia argyi 02
Artemisia caruifolia 13
Asarum canadenseSnake Root, Canadian wildginger, Canada Wild Ginger, Wild Ginger33
Asclepias eriocarpaWoollypod Milkweed22
Atherosperma moschatumBlack Sassafras22
Camphorosma monspeliaca 01
Chenopodium ambrosioidesMexican Tea23
Chenopodium ambrosioides anthelminticumWormseed23
Chenopodium botrysJerusalem Oak, Jerusalem oak goosefoot22
Chenopodium schraderianum 21
Citrus reticulataMandarin, Tangerine, Unshu orange, Satsuma Orange,Temple Orange, Tangerine33
Cocculus orbiculatusQueen coralbead12
Datura metelThorn Apple, Angel's Trumpet, Hindu Datura, Horn of Plenty, Downy Thorn Apple13
Datura stramoniumThorn Apple, Jimsonweed, Jamestown Weed04
Descurainia sophiaFlixweed, Herb sophia22
Draba nemerosa 11
Elaeagnus pungensElaeagnus, Thorny olive, Thorny Elaeagnus, Oleaster, Silverberry, Silverthorn, Pungent Elaeagnus52
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