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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acer glabrumRock Maple, Rocky Mountain maple, Douglas maple, Greene's maple, New Mexico maple, Torrey maple21
Acer pensylvanicumMoosewood, Striped maple, Moosewood, Pennsylvania Maple01
Anemone rivularisCao Yu Mei12
Atractylodes japonicaJapanese Atractylodes23
Atractylodes lanceaCang Zhu13
Ballota nigraBlack Horehound03
Baptisia australisWild Indigo, Blue wild indigo, Blue False Indigo02
Cetraria islandicaIceland Moss, Island cetraria lichen, Oriental cetraria lichen33
Chaenomeles cathayensisChinese Quince42
Chaenomeles speciosaJapanese Quince, Flowering quince32
Citrus aurantiumBitter Orange, Sour orange, Bergamot orange33
Citrus reticulataMandarin, Tangerine, Unshu orange, Satsuma Orange,Temple Orange, Tangerine33
Eriobotrya japonicaLoquat, Japanese Loquat43
Erythrina herbaceaCardinal Spear, Redcardinal11
Hemerocallis fulvaCommon Day Lily, Orange daylily, Tawny Daylily, Double Daylily52
Iris tenaxTough-Leaf Iris, Klamath iris01
Lupinus perennisSundial Lupine31
Magnolia hypoleucaWhitebark Magnolia22
Mentha spicataSpearmint43
Oxalis violaceaViolet Wood Sorrel31
Penstemon acuminatusSand-Dune Penstemon, Sharpleaf penstemon01
Phragmites australisCommon Reed, American common reed, Hybrid common reed, European common reed, Subtropical common re52
Phyllostachys edulisMoso-Chiku, Tortoise shell bamboo41
Phyllostachys nigraBlack Bamboo, Kuro-Chiku43
Phyllostachys nigra henonisHa-Chiku43
Phyllostachys nigra punctataKurodake43
Pinellia pedatisectaHu Zhang02
Pinellia ternataBan Xia, Crowdipper13
Pinellia tripartita 01
Poncirus trifoliataBitter Orange, Hardy orange, Trifoliat Orange, Japanese Hardy Orange32
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