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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Anagallis arvensisScarlet Pimpernel22
Artemisia capillarisYin Chen Hao13
Bupleurum chinenseBei Chai Hu23
Bupleurum falcatumThorow-Wax22
Cimicifuga dahuricaXing An Sheng Ma13
Cimicifuga foetidaFoetid Bugbane13
Cimicifuga heracleifoliaKomarov's Bugbane02
Cyrtomium fortuneiAsian netvein hollyfern02
Daphne genkwaLilac Daphne03
Dryopteris filix-masMale Fern24
Elsholtzia ciliataCrested latesummer mint22
Ephedra distachyaSea Grape, Jointfir24
Eriobotrya japonicaLoquat, Japanese Loquat43
Eucalyptus viminalisManna Gum32
Euodia ruticarpaWu Zhu Yu03
Eupatorium japonicumPei Lan13
Houttuynia cordataTsi, Chameleon, Rainbow Plant, Chameleon Plant43
Isatis tinctoriaWoad, Dyer's woad23
Kalmia latifoliaMountain Laurel, Calico Bush, Ivy02
Lonicera japonicaJapanese Honeysuckle23
Melissa officinalisLemon Balm, Common balm, Bee Balm, Sweet Balm, Lemon Balm35
Phytolacca acinosaIndian Poke23
Phytolacca americanaPokeweed, American pokeweed, Garnet, Pigeon Berry, Poke33
Picrasma quassioidesNigaki12
Punica granatumPomegranate, Dwarf Pomegranate33
Quercus rubraRed Oak, Northern red oak32
Robinia pseudoacaciaBlack Locust, Yellow Locust32
Thuja occidentalisAmerican Arbor-Vitae, Arborvitae, Eastern Arborvitae, Siberian Arborvitae, Northern White Cedar, Wh23
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