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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Achillea ptarmicaSneeze-Wort, Sneezeweed21
Acorus gramineusGrass-leaved Sweet Rush, Japanese Sweet Flag, Dwarf Sweet Flag33
Agapanthus africanusAfrican Lily, Lily of the nile01
Agapanthus campanulatus 01
Agapanthus praecox minimus 11
Agastache foeniculumAnise Hyssop, Blue giant hyssop51
Ailanthus altissimaTree Of Heaven13
Allium tuberosumGarlic Chives, Chinese chives, Oriental Chives,52
Annona muricataSour Sop43
Aralia hispidaBristly Sarsaparilla21
Arnebia benthamii 01
Asparagus officinalisAsparagus, Garden asparagus43
Atherosperma moschatumBlack Sassafras22
Avena sativaOats, Common oat33
Bacopa monnieriHerb of Grace, Brahmi, Smooth Water Hyssop34
Calycanthus floridusCarolina Allspice, Eastern sweetshrub, Strawberry Bush, Sweetshrub, Carolina Allspice32
Catalpa bignonioidesIndian Bean Tree, Southern catalpa02
Celastrus scandensClimbing Bittersweet, American bittersweet22
Centella asiaticaGotu Kola, Spadeleaf25
Cercocarpus ledifoliusMountain Mahogany, Curl-leaf mountain mahogany12
Chaenactis douglasiiMorning Brides, Douglas' dustymaiden, Alpine dustymaiden02
Cichorium intybusChicory, Radicchio, Succory, Witloof43
Citrullus lanatusWater Melon43
Clintonia borealisBluebeard21
Corchorus capsularisJute32
Coronilla emerusScorpion Senna01
Coronilla scorpioidesAnnual Scorpion Vetch, Yellow crownvetch01
Corydalis aureaScrambled Eggs02
Corylus cornutaBeaked Hazel, California hazelnut, Turkish Filbert, Turkish Hazel31
Crataegus acclivis 42
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