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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Alkanna tinctoriaAlkanet, Alkanna12
Amaranthus blitumSlender Amaranth, Purple amaranth41
Amaranthus caudatusLove Lies Bleeding41
Amaranthus cruentusPurple Amaranth, Red amaranth40
Amaranthus hypochondriacusPrince's Feather, Prince-of-wales feather43
Amaranthus quitensisAtaco20
Anchusa officinalisAlkanet, Common bugloss21
Artemisia indica 13
Artemisia princeps 21
Artemisia vulgarisMugwort, Common wormwood, Felon Herb, Chrysanthemum Weed, Wild Wormwood23
Atriplex canescensGrey Sage Brush, Fourwing saltbush41
Basella albaMalabar Spinach, Indian Spinach, Ceylon spinach,42
Borago officinalisBorage, Common borage,Cool-tankard, Tailwort33
Calendula officinalisPot Marigold, Common Marigold, Scotch Marigold, Ruddles, Pot Marigold35
Camellia sinensisTea Plant, Assam tea, Tea Tree Camellia44
Capsicum annuumSweet Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Chili Pepper, Christmas Pepper, Red Pepper, Ornamental Chili Pepper43
Centaurea cyanusCornflower, Garden cornflower, Blue Bottle, Cornflower22
Chenopodium capitatumStrawberry Blite, Blite goosefoot31
Crocosmia aureaMontbretia10
Crocus nudiflorus 23
Crocus sativusSaffron33
Crocus serotinus 20
Daucus carota sativusCarrot53
Euonymus europaeusSpindle Tree, European spindletree12
Euonymus japonicusJapanese Spindle Tree, Box-leaf Euonymus, Evergreen Euonymus, Japanese Euonymus11
Galium verumLady's Bedstraw, Yellow Spring bedstraw, Wirtgen's bedstraw32
Hibiscus rosa-sinensisChinese Hibiscus, Shoeblackplant, Hawaiian Hibiscus, Tropical Hibiscus, China Rose, Rose-of-China, S33
Hierochloe odorataHoly Grass22
Lithospermum canescensPaint Indian, Hoary puccoon11
Lythrum salicariaPurple Loosestrife23
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