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Index of Common Names: E
Latin NameCommon NameFamilySynonymsEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia auriculiformisEar-Pod Wattle, Black Acacia, Earleaf, Black wattleFabaceaeRacosperma auriculiforme (Benth.) Pedley; Acacia auriculaeformis; Acacia moniliformis Griseb.10
Adiantum venustumEvergreen Maidenhair FernPolypodiaceae 01
Ageratina altissimaWhite Snakeroot, RichweedAsteraceae or CompositaeEupatorium ageratoides. E. rugosum. E. urticaefolium,02
Ageratina aromatica Asteraceae or CompositaeEupatorium aromaticum. L.11
Ageratina herbaceaFragrant SnakerootAsteraceae or CompositaeEupatorium herbaceum.01
Ageratina ligustrina Asteraceae or CompositaeEupatorium ligustrinum. DC. E. micranthum. E. weinmannianum.00
Ageratina occidentalisWestern SnakerootAsteraceae or CompositaeEupatorium occidentalis.01
Allium kurratEgyptian LeekAlliaceae 32
Amorphophallus paeoniifoliusElephant Yam, Whitespot giant arumAraceaeA. campanulatus. (Roxb.)Blume.22
Aspidosperma eburneumEburneumApocynaceaeAspidosperma compactinervium Kuhlm. Aspidosperma pruinosum Markgr.00
Astragalus hamosusEuropean milkvetchFabaceae or Leguminosae 12
Berberis vulgarisEuropean Barberry, Common barberryBerberidaceaeBerberis abortiva, Berberis acida, Berberis alba, Berberis bigelovii, Berberis globularis33
Brassica elongataElongated mustardBrassicaceae or Cruciferae 20
Calamus ovoideusEgg-shaped Rattan. Rotan OvoidArecaceaePalmijuncus ovoideus (Thwaites ex Trimen) Kuntze20
Calluna vulgarisHeather, Scotch HeatherEricaceaeErica vulgaris.22
Calycanthus floridus glaucusEastern SweetshrubCalycanthaceaeC. floridus glaucus. (Willd.)Torr.&Gray. C. glaucus.21
Chloroxylon swieteniaEast Indian SatinwoodRutaceaeChloroxylon chloroxylon (Roxb.) Huth [Invalid]. Swietenia chloroxylon Roxb.03
Cichorium endiviaEndiveAsteraceae [Compositae] 32
Circaea lutetianaEnchanter's Nightshade, Broadleaf enchanter's nightshadeOnagraceae 01
Cirsium eatoniEaton's ThistleAsteraceae or Compositae 11
Cirsium eduleEdible ThistleAsteraceae or Compositae 30
Cirsium foliosumElk thistleAsteraceae or CompositaeC. drummondii. Torr.&Gray.30
Clarkia unguiculataElegant Fairyfan, Elegant clarkiaOnagraceaeC. elegans. Dougl.10
Conyza canadensisCanada Fleabane, Canadian horseweedAsteraceae or CompositaeErigeron canadensis.13
Cordia alliodoraEcuador laurel, Cypre, Onion Cordia, Laurel BlancoBoraginaceaeCerdana alliodora Ruiz & Pav. Cordia cerdana (Ruiz & Pav.) Roem. & Schult. Lithocardium alliodorum (22
Corema albumPortuguese CrowberryEmpetraceaeEmpetrum album.10
Corema conradiiPoverty Grass, Broom crowberryEmpetraceaeEmpetrum conradii.10
Crataegus aestivalisEastern Mayhaw, May hawthorn, Mayhaw, Apple HawthornRosaceae 32
Dactyloctenium radulansButton Grass, ButtongrassPoaceae or GramineaeEleusine radulans.10
Daphne involucrata ThymelaeaceaeEriosolena involucrata. Van Tieghan.00
Dimocarpus longanLongan, Lungan, Dragon's Eye, Cat's EyeSapindaceaeEuphoria longan (Lour.) Steud. Euphoria longana Lam. Nephelium longana Cambess. Nephelium long-yan B43
Diospyros ebenumEbony, Ceylon Ebony, Mauritius Ebony, Ebony PersimmonEbenaceaeDiospyros assimilis Bedd. Diospyros ebenaster Retz. Diospyros glaberrrima Rottb. Diospyros laurifoli12
Duboisia myoporoidesCorkwoodSolanaceaeEntrecasteauxia elliptica Montrouz.03
Echinacea angustifoliaEchinacea, Blacksamson echinacea, Strigose blacksamsonAsteraceae or CompositaeBrauneria angustifolia05
Echinacea purpureaEchinacea, Eastern purple coneflower, Hedge Coneflower, Black Sampson , Purple ConeflowerAsteraceae or CompositaeBrauneria purpurea. Echinacea intermedia. Echinacea serotina. Rudbeckia purpurea.15
Echinochloa polystachyaAleman Grass. German grassPoaceaeEchinochloa spectabilis (Nees) Link. Oplismenus polystachyus Kunth. Oplismenus spectabilis (Trin.) Kunth. Orthopogon hirsutus Spreng. ex Steud. [Invalid]. Panicum bonplandianum Steud. Panicum phyllanthum Steud.Panicum polystachyum (Kunth) Steud. [Illegitimate]. Panicum spectabile Nees ex Trin. Pseudechinolaena spectabilis (Nees ex Trin.) Herter00
Echinops setiferGlobe ThistleAsteraceae or CompositaeE. sphaerocephalus. non L.12
Echinops spinosissimus Asteraceae or CompositaeE. viscosus.10
Eclipta prostrataHan Lian Cao, False daisyAsteraceae or CompositaeE. alba. (L.)Hassk.13
Edgeworthia papyriferaPaperbush, Oriental PaperbushThymelaeaceaeEdgeworthia papyrifera Siebold & Zucc. is a synonym of Edgeworthia tomentosa (Thunb.) Nakai10
Ehretia acuminataKoda TreeEhretiaceaeE. serrata. Roxb.21
Ehretia anacuaAnaqua, KnockawayEhretiaceaeE. elliptica. DC.20
Ehretia ovalifolia EhretiaceaeE. acuminata. Auct. non R.Br. E. acuminata obovata. E. thyrsifolia.20
Eichhornia crassipesWater Hyacinth, Common water hyacinthPontederiaceaeE. speciosa.20
Elaeagnus angustifoliaOleaster, Russian oliveElaeagnaceaeE. argentea. non Pursh. E. hortensis.42
Elaeagnus commutataSilverberryElaeagnaceaeE. argentea. non Moench.32
Elaeagnus fragrans ElaeagnaceaeE. umbellata rotundifolia. Makino.22
Elaeagnus multifloraGoumi, Cherry silverberryElaeagnaceaeE. longipes.52
Elaeagnus multiflora ovataGoumiElaeagnaceaeE. longipes.52
Elaeagnus orientalisTrebizond DateElaeagnaceaeE. angustifolia orientalis.42
Elaeagnus parvifoliaAutumn oliveElaeagnaceaeE. umbellata parvifolia. (Royle.)Schneid.42
Elaeagnus pungensElaeagnus, Thorny olive, Thorny Elaeagnus, Oleaster, Silverberry, Silverthorn, Pungent ElaeagnusElaeagnaceae 52
Elaeagnus umbellataAutumn OliveElaeagnaceaeE. crispa.42
Elaeagnus x ebbingeiElaeagnus, Ebbing's SilverberryElaeagnaceae 52
Elaeagnus x reflexa ElaeagnaceaeE. pungens reflexa.32
Elaeis guineensisAfrican Oil PalmArecaceaeElaeis melanococcana Gaertn.52
Elaeocarpus cyaneusBlueberry AshElaeocarpaceaeE. reticulatus. Sm.10
Elatostema cuneatum UrticaceaeE. nipponicum.10
Elatostema laetevirens UrticaceaeE. sessile cuspidatum. non Wedd.10
Eleocharis dulcisChinese Water ChestnutCyperaceaeE. dulcis. Heliocharis tuberosa.31
Eleocharis palustrisCommon Spike-Rush, Common spikerushCyperaceaeE. eupalustris. Lindberg.f.10
Eleutherococcus spinosus AraliaceaeE. pentaphyllus. Acanthopanax spinosus.22
Elsholtzia ciliataCrested latesummer mintLamiaceae or LabiataeE. cristata. Willd. E. patrinii.22
Elsholtzia fruticosaJi Gu ChaiLamiaceae or LabiataeE. polystachya.11
Elytrigia junceaSand CouchPoaceae or GramineaeE. junceus. Fisch. Psathyrostachys juncea. (Fisch.)Nevski.00
Elytrigia repensCouch GrassPoaceae or GramineaeElymus repens.(L.)Gould.23
Embelia ribesFalse black pepper, White-flowered EmbeliaPrimulaceaeEmbelia garciniifolia Wall. ex Miq. Embelia glandulifera Wight34
Emilia coccineaTassel Flower, Scarlet tasselflowerAsteraceae or CompositaeE. flammea. Cass. Cacalia coccinea. C. sagittata.21
Empetrum eamesii hermaphroditumMountain Crowberry, RockberryEmpetraceaeE. hermaphroditum. E. nigrum hermaphroditum.20
Ensete ventricosumEthiopian Banana, Abyssinian bananaMusaceaeMusa ensete. M. ventricosum.20
Entandrophragma angolenseTiama MahoganyMeliaceaeEntandrophragma candolleanum De Wild. & T.Durand Entandrophragma congoense (Pierre ex De Wild.) A.Ch12
Entandrophragma candolleiWest African CedarMeliaceaeEntandrophragma choriandrum Harms Entandrophragma ferrugineum A.Chev.02
Entandrophragma cylindricumSapele MahoganyMeliaceaeEntandrophragma lebrunii Staner Entandrophragma rufum A.Chev. Entandrophragma tomentosum A.Chev. ex02
Entandrophragma utileSipo MahoganyMeliaceaeEntandrophragma macrocarpum A.Chev. Entandrophragma roburoides Vermoesen Entandrophragma thomasii Le02
Ephedra americana andina EphedraceaeE. andina23
Ephedra gerardianaMa Huang, Gerard jointfirEphedraceaeE. vulgaris. Rich.24
Ephedra majorMa HuangEphedraceaeE. nebrodensis. Tineo.14
Ephedra sinicaMa Huang, Chinese ephedraEphedraceaeEphedra flava. Ephedra ma-huang14
Epilobium tetragonumSquare-Stemmed Willow HerbOnagraceaeE. adnatum.10
Epimedium grandiflorumBarrenwort, Bishop's Hat, Longspur EpimediumBerberidaceaeE. macranthum. E. violaceum.23
Epimedium sagittatumYin Yang HuoBerberidaceaeE. sinense.23
Equisetum arvenseField HorsetailEquisetaceaeEquisetum calderi. Equisetum saxicola.23
Equisetum fluviatileSwamp Horsetail, Water horsetailEquisetaceaeE. heliocharis. E. limosum.22
Equisetum telmateiaGiant HorsetailEquisetaceaeE. maximum. auct.11
Eragrostis tefTefPoaceae or GramineaeE. abessinica. E. abyssinica. Poa abyssinica.30
Eremurus spectabilis AsphodelaceaeE. caucasicus. Stephen.20
Eremurus stenophyllus aurantiacusFoxtail LilyAsphodelaceaeE. aurantiacus. Baker.10
Erica x darleyensisDarley Dale Heath, Cape Heath, Molten Silver Heath, HeatherEricaceaeE. mediterranea hybrida.00
Erigeron acer Asteraceae or CompositaeE. acris. E. acris kamtschaticus. (DC.)Herder.10
Eriodictyon californicumYerba Santa, California yerba santaHydrophyllaceaeEriodictyon glutinosum Benth. Eriodictyon trichocalyx A.Heller.23
Eriophorum angustifoliumCotton Grass, Tall cottongrassCyperaceaeE. polystachion.21
Erodium cicutarium bipinnatum GeraniaceaeE. bipinnatum. Willd.20
Erodium jacquinianum GeraniaceaeE. cicutarium jacquinianum. (Fisch.,CAM.&AvéLall.)Briq.10
Erodium malacoidesOval Heron's BillGeraniaceaeE. aragonense. E. subtrilobum.20
Eruca vesicaria sativaRocketBrassicaceae or CruciferaeE. sativa. Mill. E. vesicaria. Brassica eruca.41
Erucaria hispanica Brassicaceae or CruciferaeE. aleppica. Gaertn. E. myagroides. E. tenuifolia.20
Eryngium caucasicum Apiaceae or UmbelliferaeE. biebersteinianum. Nevski. ex Bobrov. E. coeruleum. Bieb. E. dichotomum. Desf.01
Eryngium creticumEryngoApiaceae or Umbelliferae 11
Eryngium planumPlains eryngo, Blue Cap, Eringoe, Eryngo, Flat Sea HollyApiaceae or UmbelliferaeE. coeruleum. Clarke. non Bieb.01
Erysimum capitatumCoastal Wallflower, Sanddune wallflower, Contra Costa wallflower, San Luis Obispo wallflower, Pursh'Brassicaceae or CruciferaeE. asperum. (Nutt.)DC. Cheiranthus capitatus.02
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