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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Adiantum capillus-venerisMaidenhair Fern, Common maidenhair, Southern Maidenhair Fern, Venus Maidenhair Fern, Venus's Hair Fe22
Agastache rugosaKorean Mint43
Aphanes arvensisParsley Piert, Field parsley piert23
Avena fatuaWild Oats21
Avena orientalisHungarian Oat31
Berberis vulgarisEuropean Barberry, Common barberry33
Bombax ceibaRed Silk Cotton Tree, Kapok Tree22
Cardiospermum halicacabumHeart Seed, Balloon vine12
Citrus limonLemon45
Clematis orientalisOriental virginsbower01
Coix lacryma-jobiJob's Tears33
Cydonia oblongaQuince42
Dendranthema x grandiflorumChrysanthemum, Cut Mum, Garden Mum, Pot Mum, Florist's Chrysanthemum23
Firmiana simplexChinese Parasol Tree, Chinese parasoltree, Japanese Varnish Tree, Chinese Parasol Tree11
Gentiana acaulisGentian03
Gentiana kurroo 03
Gentiana luteaYellow Gentian15
Gentiana pannonica 13
Gentiana punctataSpotted Gentian13
Gentiana purpurea 13
Gentiana scabraLong Dan Cao13
Gentiana scabra buergeri 13
Hibiscus rosa-sinensisChinese Hibiscus, Shoeblackplant, Hawaiian Hibiscus, Tropical Hibiscus, China Rose, Rose-of-China, S33
Malus pumilaParadise Apple, Common Apple, Apple Tree42
Malus sylvestrisCrab Apple, European crab apple32
Mentha aquaticaWater Mint33
Mentha x piperita citrataEau De Cologne Mint, Eau de Cologne Mint, Peppermint22
Mentha x piperita officinalisWhite Peppermint35
Mentha x piperita vulgarisBlack Peppermint45
Nepeta catariaCatmint, Catnip32
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