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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acer campestreField Maple, Hedge maple21
Alisma plantago-aquaticaGreat Water Plantain, ZE-XIE, European water plantain, American water plantain, Northern water plan13
Allium ampeloprasumWild Leek, Broadleaf wild leek53
Allium paradoxumFew-Flowered Leek52
Allium porrumLeek, Garden leek42
Allium sativumGarlic, Cultivated garlic55
Allium sativum ophioscorodonSerpent Garlic55
Allium ursinumWild Garlic53
Angelica sinensisDang Gui - Dong Quai - Chinese Angelica05
Artemisia capillarisYin Chen Hao13
Artemisia scopariaRedstem wormwood12
Avena sativaOats, Common oat33
Betula pendulaSilver Birch, European white birch, Common Birch, Warty Birch, European White Birch33
Citrus reticulataMandarin, Tangerine, Unshu orange, Satsuma Orange,Temple Orange, Tangerine33
Crataegus cuneataSanzashi, Chinese hawthorn33
Crataegus pinnatifidaChinese Haw33
Crataegus pinnatifida majorChinese Haw43
Cynara cardunculusCardoon35
Cynara scolymusGlobe Artichoke35
Eucommia ulmoidesGutta-Percha13
Gynostemma pentaphyllumSweet Tea Vine25
Lablab purpureusHyacinth Bean, Bonavist-bean42
Lycium barbarumGoji, Box Thorn, Matrimony vine43
Oenothera biennisEvening Primrose, Sun Drop, Common evening primrose35
Oenothera glaziovianaLarge-Flower Evening Primrose, Redsepal evening primrose22
Panax ginsengGinseng, Chinese ginseng25
Plantago ovataBlond Psyllium, Desert Indianwheat23
Platycodon grandiflorusBalloon Flower23
Polygonum multiflorumHe Shou Wu, Tuber fleeceflower23
Rheum officinaleChinese Rhubarb13
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