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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acorus calamusSweet Flag - Calamus34
Ammophila arenariaMarram Grass, European beachgrass10
Arundinaria giganteaCanebrake bamboo, Cane Reed, Giant cane31
Arundo donaxGiant Reed, Giant Reed Grass32
Bambusa multiplexHedge Bamboo, Chinese Goddess Bamboo20
Borinda emeryi 00
Borinda grossa 00
Coix lacryma-jobiJob's Tears33
Cyperus aristatus 20
Cyperus distansSlender Cyperus, Piedmont flatsedge11
Cyperus esculentusTiger Nut, Yellow nutsedge, Nut Grass42
Cyperus fendlerianusFendler's Flatsedge20
Cyperus longusGalingale21
Cyperus rotundusNut Grass33
Cyperus schweinitziiFlatsedge, Schweinitz's flatsedge20
Cyperus setigerusLean flatsedge20
Cyperus tegetiformis 00
Cyperus ustulatus 00
Dasylirion wheeleriSotol, Common sotol, Bear Grass, Common Sotol, Desert Spoon20
Drepanostachyum falcatumRingal20
Eleocharis dulcisChinese Water Chestnut41
Eleusine indicaWire Grass, Indian goosegrass, Yard Grass, Goose Grass31
Elymus glaucaBlue Wild Rye20
Eriodictyon californicumYerba Santa, California yerba santa23
Eriophorum angustifoliumCotton Grass, Tall cottongrass21
Euonymus sachalinensisEuonymus10
Hemerocallis altissima 41
Hemerocallis aurantiaca 41
Hemerocallis bulbiferum 41
Hemerocallis citrinaCitron daylily41
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