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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Solanum nigrumBlack Nightshade, Common Nightshade, Poisonberry, Black Nightshade22
Arctium lappaGreat Burdock, Gobo45
Heracleum sphondyliumCow Parsnip, Eltrot32
Pueraria montana lobataKudzu Vine45
Mahonia aquifoliumOregon Grape, Hollyleaved barberry, Oregon Holly Grape, Oregon Holly33
Kalmia latifoliaMountain Laurel, Calico Bush, Ivy02
Trifolium pratenseRed Clover33
Aspalathus linearisRooibos33
Smilax asperaSarsaparilla, Rough bindweed33
Smilax chinaChina Root43
Smilax glabratufuling23
Helianthus annuusSunflower, Common sunflower52
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