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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Achnatherum hymenoidesIndian Millet, Indian ricegrass30
Agave americanaAgave, American century plant33
Agropyron elongatumTall Wheatgrass00
Ailanthus altissimaTree Of Heaven13
Alnus glutinosaAlder, European alder , Common Alder, Black Alder03
Alnus incanaGrey Alder, Speckled alder, Thinleaf alder, White Alder00
Atriplex halimusSea Orach, Saltbush51
Atropa bella-donnaDeadly Nightshade, Belladonna03
Capsella bursa-pastorisShepherd's Purse32
Casuarina cunninghamianaRiver She-Oak00
Colutea istriaBladder-senna00
Echinochloa crus-galliBarnyard Millet, Barnyardgrass,32
Fagopyrum esculentumBuckwheat43
Gleditsia triacanthosHoney Locust32
Gymnocladus dioicaKentucky Coffee Tree32
Hakea sericeaSilky Hakea00
Kummerowia stipulaceaKorean Lespedeza, Korean clover01
Kummerowia striataCommon Lespedeza, Japanese clover21
Lotus uliginosusGreater Bird's Foot Trefoil00
Lupinus arboreusTree Lupin, Yellow bush lupine00
Psophocarpus tetragonolobusWinged Bean30
Pueraria montana lobataKudzu Vine45
Salix appendiculata 12
Salix commutataundergreen willow12
Salix exiguaCoyote Willow, Narrowleaf willow12
Salix purpureaPurple Osier. purpleosier willow13
Salix purpurea lambertianaPurple Osier13
Sanguisorba minorSalad Burnet, Small burnet42
Solanum nigrumBlack Nightshade, Common Nightshade, Poisonberry, Black Nightshade22
Sporobolus cryptandrusSand Dropseed30
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