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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Amorpha fruticosaFalse Indigo, False indigo bush12
Artocarpus altilisBreadfruit54
Beckmannia eruciformisSloughgrass20
Bombax ceibaRed Silk Cotton Tree, Kapok Tree22
Bromus tectorumCheat Grass, Downy Brome11
Calotropis giganteaGiant Milkweed, Crown Flower, Giant Calotrope, Swallow-wort23
Carex acutiformisSwamp Sedge, Lesser pond sedge10
Carex buxbaumiiBuxbaum's sedge10
Carex dispalata 10
Carex distichaTworank sedge10
Carex elataTufted Sedge, Golden Variegated Sedge, Tufted Sedge20
Carex hirtaHammer sedge11
Carex paniculata 10
Carex ripariaGreat Pond Sedge10
Carex rostrataBeaded Sedge, Beaked sedge10
Ceiba pentandraKapok Tree, Cotton Tree, Suma'ma33
Dryopteris fragransFragrant Woodfern10
Eleocharis palustrisCommon Spike-Rush, Common spikerush10
Setaria italicaFoxtail Millet42
Sphagnum cymbilifoliumSphagnum Moss03
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