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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abelmoschus esculentusOkra43
Abutilon theophrastiChina Jute, Velvetleaf, Butterprint Buttonweed Jute, China Mallow, Indian Velvet Leaf32
Acacia farnesianaSweet Acacia, Perfume Acacia, Huisache22
Adenophora remotiflora 21
Adiantum pedatumNorthern Maidenhair,American Maidenhair Fern02
Alcea roseaHollyhock32
Alkanna tinctoriaAlkanet, Alkanna12
Althaea officinalisMarsh Mallow, Common marshmallow55
Anacamptis pyramidalisPyramidal Orchid21
Anchusa officinalisAlkanet, Common bugloss21
Aphanes arvensisParsley Piert, Field parsley piert23
Arachis hypogaeaPeanut42
Argemone albifloraWhite Prickly Poppy, Bluestem pricklypoppy01
Argemone mexicanaPrickly Poppy, Mexican pricklypoppy13
Asparagus adscendens 21
Asparagus officinalisAsparagus, Garden asparagus43
Asparagus racemosusShatavari35
Asplenium trichomanesMaidenhair Spleenwort, Dense spleenwort, Toothed spleenwort, Brightgreen spleenwort11
Astragalus gummiferTragacanth, Gum tragacanth milkvetch23
Astragalus hamosusEuropean milkvetch12
Astragalus multiceps 11
Baccharis halimifoliaBush Groundsel, Eastern baccharis, High Tide Bush, Sea Myrtle, Salt Bush01
Basella albaMalabar Spinach, Indian Spinach, Ceylon spinach,42
Bauhinia vahliiMalu Creeper, Adda Leaf, Pahur Camel's Foot Creeper23
Bellis perennisDaisy, Lawndaisy, English Daisy23
Benincasa hispidaWax Gourd33
Bletilla striataHyacinth Orchid, Urn orchid, Hyacinth Bletilla, Hardy Orchid, Chinese Ground Orchid03
Boehmeria niveaRamie, Chinese Grass, Chinese Silk Plant22
Bombax ceibaRed Silk Cotton Tree, Kapok Tree22
Borago officinalisBorage, Common borage,Cool-tankard, Tailwort33
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