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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Albizia julibrissinMimosa, Silktree, Mimosa Tree,22
Amorpha fruticosaFalse Indigo, False indigo bush10
Ananas comosusPineapple52
Calliandra calothyrsusRed Calliandra, Powderpuff, Kaliandra00
Chrysopogon zizanioidesVetiver, Vetiver Root, Khus Khus22
Morus albaWhite Mulberry, Common Mulberry,43
Flemingia macrophyllaEnoki-mame12
Gliricidia sepiumGliricidia, Forest Lilac, Mexican Lilac22
Indigofera suffruticosaAnil Indigo, Anil de pasto02
Leucaena leucocephalaLeucaena, Lead Tree, White Tamarind32
Moringa oleiferaHorseradish Tree, Moringa,44
Sambucus nigra spp canadensisAmerican Elder43
Leucaena diversifioliaIpil-ipil00
Panicum maximumGuinea grass. Green panic grass12
Tithonia diversifoliaMexican Sunflower03
Yucca giganteaSpineless yucca, Izote30
Caragana microphyllaLittleleaf Peashrub00
Desmodium cinereumRensoni. Tickclover00
Desmodium intortumPega-pega. Beggarlice00
Pennisetum purpureumNapier grass. Elephant grass20
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