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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abelmoschus esculentusOkra43
Abutilon theophrastiChina Jute, Velvetleaf, Butterprint Buttonweed Jute, China Mallow, Indian Velvet Leaf32
Acer crataegifoliumHawthorn-Leaved Maple00
Actinidia chinensisKiwi42
Actinidia deliciosaKiwi Fruit51
Agave americanaAgave, American century plant33
Agave parryiCentury Plant, Parry's agave, Mescal31
Agave sisalanaSisal22
Agave utahensis discretaCentury Plant31
Agave utahensis eborispinaCentury Plant31
Albizia proceraWhite Siris, Tall Albizia, Forest Siris12
Alcea roseaHollyhock32
Aleurites moluccanusCandle Nut, Country Walnut33
Ammophila arenariaMarram Grass, European beachgrass10
Ampelodesmos mauritanicusMauritanian grass00
Antidesma buniusBignay, Bignai42
Aphananthe aspera 10
Arctium minusLesser Burdock35
Areca catechuBetel Palm, Betel Nut Palm33
Arenga pinnataSolitary Sugar Palm41
Artemisia tridentataSage Brush, Big sagebrush, Bonneville big sagebrush32
Arundo donaxGiant Reed, Giant Reed Grass32
Asclepias halliiPurple Silkweed, Hall's milkweed31
Asclepias purpurascensPurple Milkweed21
Asclepias speciosaShowy Milkweed32
Avena abyssinicaAbyssinian Oat20
Avena barbataSlender Oat20
Avena brevis 20
Avena byzantinaRed Oat20
Avena fatuaWild Oats21
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