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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Agropyron elongatumTall Wheatgrass00
Alnus maritimaSeaside Alder, Beach Alder00
Arachis hypogaeaPeanut42
Arundo donaxGiant Reed, Giant Reed Grass32
Atriplex hortensisOrach, Garden orache42
Avena sativaOats, Common oat33
Beta vulgaris altissimaSugar Beet42
Cichorium intybusChicory, Radicchio, Succory, Witloof43
Crambe abyssinicaAbyssinian Kale, Crambe10
Cynodon dactylonBermuda Grass03
Eichhornia crassipesWater Hyacinth, Common water hyacinth20
Eragrostis curvulaWeeping Love Grass10
Euphorbia lathyrisCaper Spurge, Moleplant12
Glycine maxSoya Bean42
Helianthus tuberosusJerusalem Artichoke41
Hordeum bulbosumBulbous Barley20
Hordeum deficiens 30
Hordeum distichonTwo-Rowed Barley43
Hordeum hexastichonSix-Row Barley, Common barley30
Hordeum intermedium 20
Hordeum trifurcatumEgyptian Barley20
Hordeum vulgareBarley, Common barley43
Hordeum zeocritonSprat Barley20
Ipomoea batatasSweet Potato, Black Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato Vine50
Linum usitatissimumFlax, Common flax43
Lolium perennePerennial Ryegrass, Italian ryegrass, Darnel, Lyme Grass, Terrell Grass, English Ryegrass, Strand Wh11
Medicago sativaAlfalfa, Yellow alfalfa43
Miscanthus sinensisEulalia, Chinese silvergrass, Silver Feather, Eulalia Grass, Japanese Silver Grass, Ornamental Grass12
Morus albaWhite Mulberry, Common Mulberry,43
Phalaris arundinaceaCanary Grass, Reed canarygrass, Gardener's Garter Grass, Ribbon Grass00
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