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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abelmoschus moschatusMusk Mallow,Musk Okra23
Abies lasiocarpaSubalpine Fir, Alpine Fir22
Acacia longifoliaSydney Golden Wattle, Acacia30
Acer pseudoplatanusSycamore, Great Maple, Scottish Maple, Planetree Maple21
Alliaria petiolataGarlic Mustard32
Allium chinenseRakkyo42
Amphicarpaea edgeworthii 40
Apios americanaGround Nut51
Arachis hypogaeaPeanut42
Asclepias asperulaAntelope Horns, Spider milkweed, Trailing Milkweed21
Asclepias galioidesBedstraw Milkweed21
Asclepias halliiPurple Silkweed, Hall's milkweed31
Asclepias incarnataSwamp Milkweed, Swamp Butterfly Weed, Marsh Milkweed32
Asclepias lanceolataPurple Silkweed, Fewflower milkweed21
Asclepias ovalifoliaOval-leaf milkweed20
Asclepias pumilaLow Milkweed, Plains milkweed21
Asclepias purpurascensPurple Milkweed21
Asclepias quadrifoliaFourleaf Milkweed22
Asclepias rubraRed Silkweed31
Asclepias speciosaShowy Milkweed32
Asclepias syriacaCommon Milkweed, Silkweed, Milkweed32
Asclepias tuberosaPleurisy Root, Butterfly milkweed, Rolfs' milkweed, Indian Paintbrush33
Asclepias viridifloraGreen Milkweed, Green comet milkweed32
Astilbe longicarpa 10
Astragalus boeticusSwedish Coffee20
Astragalus christianus 20
Astragalus crassicarpusGround Plum, Groundplum milkvetch41
Astragalus diphysusSpecklepod Milkvetch, Freckled milkvetch30
Astragalus hamosusEuropean milkvetch12
Cakile maritimaSea Rocket, European searocket20
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