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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia salignaBlue-Leaved Wattle, Orange wattle10
Adenanthera pavoninaRed Sandalwood, Coral Tree32
Albizia julibrissinMimosa, Silktree, Mimosa Tree,22
Albizia lebbeckSiris Tree, Woman's Tongue, East Indian Walnut12
Alnus glutinosaAlder, European alder , Common Alder, Black Alder03
Alnus nepalensisNepalese Alder01
Alnus rubraRed Alder, Oregon Alder22
Amorpha fruticosaFalse Indigo, False indigo bush12
Amphicarpaea bracteataHog Peanut, American hogpeanut51
Amphicarpaea edgeworthii 40
Apios americanaGround Nut51
Astragalus glycyphyllosMilk Vetch, Licorice milkvetch10
Cajanus cajanPigeon Pea, Puerto Rico Bean, Gandul, Dhal, Congo Pea42
Calliandra calothyrsusRed Calliandra, Powderpuff, Kaliandra00
Caragana arborescensSiberian Pea Tree, Siberian peashrub51
Casuarina equisetifoliaShe Oak, Common Ru, Australian Pine, Horsetail Casuarina12
Casuarina oligodonShe-oak, kilu00
Cercocarpus ledifoliusMountain Mahogany, Curl-leaf mountain mahogany12
Cytisus scopariusBroom, Scotch broom, Common Broom13
Desmanthus illinoensisPrairie Mimosa, Illinois bundleflower41
Elaeagnus angustifoliaOleaster, Russian olive42
Elaeagnus umbellataAutumn Olive42
Lablab purpureusHyacinth Bean, Bonavist-bean42
Lespedeza bicolorLespedeza, Shrub lespedeza30
Lupinus polyphyllusBig-Leaf Lupin, Lupine11
Phaseolus coccineusRunner Bean, Scarlet runner40
Phaseolus lunatusLima Bean, Sieva bean21
Psophocarpus tetragonolobusWinged Bean30
Pueraria montana lobataKudzu Vine45
Pueraria phaseoloidesTropical Kudzu21
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