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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acer negundoBox Elder31
Angelica genuflexaKneeling Angelica21
Arisaema triphyllumJack In The Pulpit, Dragonroot, Indian Turnip32
Arundinaria giganteaCanebrake bamboo, Cane Reed, Giant cane31
Arundo donaxGiant Reed, Giant Reed Grass32
Calluna vulgarisHeather, Scotch Heather22
Cardiocrinum giganteum 01
Chusquea culeouCuleu20
Chusquea quilaArgentinian quila20
Cucurbita foetidissimaBuffalo Gourd, Missouri gourd32
Equisetum arvenseField Horsetail23
Equisetum hyemaleDutch Rush, Scouringrush horsetail, Horsetail, Scouring Rush, Rough Horsetail22
Heracleum sphondylium montanumCow Parsnip32
Lagenaria sicerariaBottle Gourd32
Leycesteria formosaHimalayan Honeysuckle20
Macleaya cordataPlume Poppy01
Oenanthe sarmentosaWater Dropwort,Water parsely31
Picea glaucaWhite Spruce, Black Hills Spruce, Canadian Spruce22
Pleioblastus hindsiiHinds' cane-bamboo30
Rhus typhinaStag's Horn Sumach, Velvet Sumac, Staghorn Sumac42
Sambucus caeruleaBlue Elder42
Sambucus nigraElderberry - European Elder, Black elderberry, American black elderberry, Blue elderberry, Europea43
Sambucus pubensAmerican Red Elder31
Washingtonia filiferaDesert Fan Palm, California fan palm, California Washingtonia Palm, Petticoat Palm, Desert Fan Pal20
Cecropia peltataTrumpet Tree, Snakewood, Congo pump, Wild pawpaw, Pop-a-gun33
Cedrela odorataCedar Wood, West Indian Cedar, SpanishCedar, Cigar-box Cedar, Cedro Hembra12
Cocos nuciferaCoconut Palm, Coconut52
Dendrocalamus asperGiant Bamboo, Dragon bamboo, Sweet bamboo40
Entada phaseoloidesSt. Thomas Bean32
Parkia biglobosaAfrican Locust Bean42
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