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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acorus calamusSweet Flag - Calamus34
Anthoxanthum odoratumSweet Vernal Grass22
Artemisia absinthiumWormwood, Absinthium.13
Artemisia maritimaSea Wormwood12
Chamaemelum nobileChamomile, Roman chamomile25
Eupatorium capillifoliumDogfennel01
Eupatorium compositifoliumYankeeweed01
Filipendula ulmariaMeadowsweet, Queen of the meadow, Double Lady of the Meadow, European Meadowsweet33
Foeniculum vulgareFennel, Sweet fennel53
Foeniculum vulgare azoricumFlorence Fennel33
Foeniculum vulgare dulceSweet Fennel43
Galium odoratumSweet Woodruff, Sweetscented bedstraw, Bedstraw33
Galium verumLady's Bedstraw, Yellow Spring bedstraw, Wirtgen's bedstraw32
Hierochloe odorataHoly Grass22
Hyssopus officinalisHyssop23
Juncus effususSoft Rush, Common rush, Lamp rush, Pacific rush12
Juniperus communisJuniper, Common juniper33
Juniperus communis nanaJuniper33
Laurus nobilisBay Tree, Sweet bay, Grecian Laurel, True Laurel,33
Matricaria recutitaGerman Camomile15
Mentha aquaticaWater Mint33
Mentha arvensisCorn Mint, Wild mint32
Mentha arvensis piperascensJapanese Mint32
Mentha arvensis villosaAmerican Wild Mint32
Mentha asiaticaAsian Mint32
Mentha australis 02
Mentha cervinaHart's Pennyroyal32
Mentha cunninghamia 02
Mentha diemenica 22
Mentha longifoliaHorsemint22
Mentha pulegiumPennyroyal33
Mentha requieniiCorsican Mint, Mint32
Mentha satureioidesNative Pennyroyal22
Mentha spicataSpearmint43
Mentha suaveolensRound-Leaved Mint, Apple mint, Pineapple Mint22
Mentha x gracilisGinger Mint32
Mentha x piperita citrataEau De Cologne Mint, Eau de Cologne Mint, Peppermint22
Mentha x piperita officinalisWhite Peppermint35
Mentha x piperita vulgarisBlack Peppermint45
Mentha x smithianaRed Raripila Mint32
Mentha x villosa alopecuroidesApple Mint, Bowles' Mint42
Ocimum basilicumSweet Basil, Common Basil, Thai Basil, Tropical Basil43
Origanum vulgareOregano, Pot Marjoram43
Pinus ponderosaPonderosa Pine, Washoe pine32
Ruta graveolensRue, Common rue, Herb of Grace, Garden Rue13
Salvia officinalisSage, Kitchen sage, Small Leaf Sage, Garden Sage45
Tanacetum balsamitaAlecost, Costmary32
Tanacetum vulgareTansy, Common tansy, Golden Buttons, Curly Leaf Tansy22
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