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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia farnesianaSweet Acacia, Perfume Acacia, Huisache22
Achyranthes asperaDevil's Horsewhip23
Achyranthes bidentataNiu Xi23
Alnus glutinosaAlder, European alder , Common Alder, Black Alder03
Alnus viridis crispaAmerican Green Alder12
Althaea officinalisMarsh Mallow, Common marshmallow55
Ammi visnagaVisnaga. Khella. Bishop's Weed, Toothpickweed15
Cornus amomumSilky Dogwood12
Cornus floridaFlowering Dogwood22
Cornus sericeaRed Osier Dogwood, Western dogwood22
Erigeron affinis 01
Fagus sylvaticaBeech, European beech, Common Beech42
Fragaria vescaWild Strawberry, Woodland strawberry, California strawberry33
Fragaria vesca 'Semperflorens'Alpine Strawberry53
Fragaria virginianaScarlet Strawberry, Virginia strawberry32
Juglans regiaWalnut, English walnut, Persian Walnut,43
Liquidambar styracifluaSweet Gum, Red Gum, American Sweet Gum, Red Sweet Gum,23
Lythrum salicariaPurple Loosestrife23
Malus domesticaApple52
Malva neglectaDwarf Mallow, Common mallow42
Malva pusillaDwarf Mallow, Low mallow42
Pimpinella anisumAniseed (Saunf - Hindi), Anise burnet saxifrage43
Ranunculus ficariaLesser Celandine - Pilewort, Fig buttercup12
Rumex aquaticusRed Dock, Western dock13
Rumex hydrolapathumGreat Water Dock11
Salix exiguaCoyote Willow, Narrowleaf willow12
Salix wallichiana 12
Salvia officinalisSage, Kitchen sage, Small Leaf Sage, Garden Sage45
Zanthoxylum alatumWinged Prickly Ash32
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