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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Allium cepaOnion, Garden onion53
Allium cepa aggregatumPotato Onion43
Allium cepa ascalonicumShallot53
Allium cepa proliferumTree Onion, Walking Onion53
Betula pendulaSilver Birch, European white birch, Common Birch, Warty Birch, European White Birch33
Betula pubescensWhite Birch, Downy birch33
Citrus limonLemon45
Corylus avellanaCommon Hazel, Common filbert, European Filbert, Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, Corkscrew Hazel, Hazel52
Corylus avellana pontica 40
Equisetum arvenseField Horsetail23
Equisetum hyemaleDutch Rush, Scouringrush horsetail, Horsetail, Scouring Rush, Rough Horsetail22
Equisetum telmateiaGiant Horsetail11
Hibiscus rosa-sinensisChinese Hibiscus, Shoeblackplant, Hawaiian Hibiscus, Tropical Hibiscus, China Rose, Rose-of-China, S33
Juglans regiaWalnut, English walnut, Persian Walnut,43
Myrrhis odorataSweet Cicely, Anise43
Philadelphus coronariusMock Orange, Sweet mock orange00
Rubia tinctorumMadder, Dyer's madder02
Rumex acetosaSorrel, Garden sorrel53
Solanum tuberosumPotato, Irish potato52
Copernicia pruniferaBrazilian Wax Palm, Carnauba Palm, Carnauba Wax33
Saccharum officinarumSugarcane, Purple Sugar Cane42
Telfairia pedataOysternut42
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