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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Azolla filiculoidesAzolla, Pacific mosquitofern00
Kummerowia stipulaceaKorean Lespedeza, Korean clover01
Lespedeza cuneataChinese Lespedeza, Sericea lespedeza12
Onobrychis viciifoliaSainfoin10
Populus tremulaAspen Poplar, European aspen, Aspen12
Sequoia sempervirensCoastal Redwood, Redwood, California Redwood, Coast Redwood01
Sisymbrium officinaleHedge Mustard12
Azadirachta indicaNeem24
Albizia lucidiorPotka siris tree00
Phlox divaricataWild blue phlox00
Phlox subulataMoss phlox00
Chamaecytisus proliferusTagasaste. Tree lucerne.00
Chamaecrista rotundifoliaRound-leaf cassia00
Acacia cowleanaHall’s Creek wattle32
Adansonia digitataBaobab, Judas Fruit, Monkey Bread Tree33
Afzelia xylocarpaMakha Tree, Cambodia Beng Tree22
Alchornea cordifoliaChristmas Bush24
Alnus acuminataAlder02
Alnus jorullensisMexican alder, Evergreen Alder00
Arachis glabrataPerennial peanut10
Arachis pintoiPinto peanut00
Blighia sapidaAkee, ackee apple or ayee32
Calliandra calothyrsusRed Calliandra, Powderpuff, Kaliandra00
Calopogonium caeruleumWild jicama00
Calopogonium mucunoidesCalopo, Wild ground nut00
Casuarina equisetifoliaShe Oak, Common Ru, Australian Pine, Horsetail Casuarina12
Casuarina oligodonShe-oak, kilu00
Chamaecrista rotundifoliaRound-leaf cassia00
Cordia alliodoraEcuador laurel, Cypre, Onion Cordia, Laurel Blanco22
Croton megalocarpusCroton tree02
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