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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acer saccharumSugar Maple, Florida Maple, Hard Maple, Rock Maple42
Arthrocnemum fruticosumGlasswort10
Atriplex canescensGrey Sage Brush, Fourwing saltbush41
Dryopteris filix-masMale Fern24
Polypodium vulgarePolypody, Adders Fern, Golden Maidenhair Fern, Wall Fern, Common Polypod Fern23
Salicornia europaeaGlasswort30
Salicornia quinquefloraChicken Claws10
Salicornia virginicaVirginia Glasswort11
Salsola kaliSaltwort, Russian thistle32
Salsola sodaBarilla Plant. Oppositeleaf Russian Thistle10
Suaeda fruticosaShrubby Seablite21
Suaeda maritimaSea Blite, Herbaceous seepweed, Rich's seepweed30
Blighia sapidaAkee, ackee apple or ayee32
Borassus aethiopumAfrican Fan Palm, Palmyra Palm42
Ceiba pentandraKapok Tree, Cotton Tree, Suma'ma33
Cocos nuciferaCoconut Palm, Coconut52
Faidherbia albidaWhite Acacia. White-thorn. Apple ring acacia12
Parkia biglobosaAfrican Locust Bean42
Prosopis cinerariaJandi, Ghaf32
Ricinodendron heudelotiiManketti nut, Zambezi almond, African oil-nut-tree33
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