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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Actaea pachypodaWhite Baneberry02
Alkanna tinctoriaAlkanet, Alkanna12
Anagallis arvensisScarlet Pimpernel22
Berberis vulgarisEuropean Barberry, Common barberry33
Centaurea cyanusCornflower, Garden cornflower, Blue Bottle, Cornflower22
Clematis tibetana 02
Clerodendrum trichotomumChou Wu Tong, Harlequin glorybower, Ferruginous clerodendrum, Harlequin Glory Bower13
Cnidium monnieriShe Chuang Zi, Monnier's snowparsley13
Crambe cordifoliaFlowering sea kale31
Crambe kotschyana 21
Daucus pusillusRattlesnake Weed, American wild carrot22
Desmanthus illinoensisPrairie Mimosa, Illinois bundleflower41
Epilobium latifoliumRiver Beauty32
Euodia lepta 02
Euonymus alatusWinged Spindle Tree, Burningbush, Corky spindletree12
Euphorbia hirtaAsthma Weed, Pill-Bearing Spurge13
Gleditsia sinensisLocust33
Hibiscus syriacusRose Of Sharon, Althaea, Shrub Althea, Hardy Hibiscus42
Knautia arvensisField Scabious, Field scabiosa02
Leucothoe axillarisCoastal Doghobble01
Leucothoe grayana 01
Liatris punctataSnakeroot, Dotted blazing star, Mexican blazing star, Nebraska blazing star12
Litsea umbrosa 01
Lonicera involucrataTwinberry, Twinberry honeysuckle22
Lycopodium clavatumCommon Club Moss, Running clubmoss03
Mertensia ciliataMountain Bell, Tall fringed bluebells11
Myrica galeBog Myrtle, Sweetgale22
Oenothera biennisEvening Primrose, Sun Drop, Common evening primrose35
Olea europaeaOlive, African olive, European olive43
Pittosporum phillyreoidesWeeping Pittosporum, Narrow-leaf Pittosporum21
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