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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Actaea rubraRed Baneberry02
Alnus serrulataSmooth Alder, Hazel alder02
Aloe veraAloe Vera, Barbados aloe, First Aid Plant, Medicinal Aloe15
Anagallis arvensisScarlet Pimpernel22
Argemone albifloraWhite Prickly Poppy, Bluestem pricklypoppy01
Argemone mexicanaPrickly Poppy, Mexican pricklypoppy13
Artemisia vulgarisMugwort, Common wormwood, Felon Herb, Chrysanthemum Weed, Wild Wormwood23
Arum maculatumCuckoo Pint21
Asarum sieboldiiWild Ginger02
Asclepias subulataRush Milkweed01
Asclepias syriacaCommon Milkweed, Silkweed, Milkweed32
Astrantia majorGreat Masterwort01
Atriplex hortensisOrach, Garden orache42
Baptisia australisWild Indigo, Blue wild indigo, Blue False Indigo02
Baptisia tinctoriaWild Indigo, Horseflyweed13
Belamcanda chinensisLeopard Lily, Blackberry lily, Leopard Flower13
Bellis perennisDaisy, Lawndaisy, English Daisy23
Berberis vulgarisEuropean Barberry, Common barberry33
Bryonia dioicaRed Bryony, Cretan bryony12
Buxus wallichiana 01
Caesalpinia decapetalaMysore Thorn, Shoofly02
Calystegia sepiumHedge Bindweed, Hedge false bindweed, Appalachia false bindweed, Bingham's false bindweed21
Calystegia soldanellaSea Bindweed, Seashore false bindweed11
Carlina acaulisStemless Carline Thistle22
Carlina vulgarisCarline Thistle11
Centaurea cyanusCornflower, Garden cornflower, Blue Bottle, Cornflower22
Centaurea montanaMountain Cornflower, Perennial cornflower, Mountain Bluet02
Ceratonia siliquaCarob, St. john's bread32
Chelidonium majusGreater Celandine, Swallow Wort, Greater Celandine13
Chrysanthemum coronariumChop-Suey Greens32
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