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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Medicago sativaAlfalfa, Yellow alfalfa43
Allium ursinumWild Garlic53
Sassafras albidumSassafras, Common Sassafras53
Tagetes minutaMuster-John-Henry22
Apios americanaGround Nut51
Caragana arborescensSiberian Pea Tree, Siberian peashrub51
Satureja montanaWinter Savory43
Achillea millefoliumYarrow, Boreal yarrow, California yarrow, Giant yarrow, Coast yarrow, Western yarrow, Pacific yarrow34
Chrysanthemum coronariumChop-Suey Greens32
Elaeagnus multifloraGoumi, Cherry silverberry52
Allium tricoccumWood Leek, Ramp42
Elaeagnus umbellataAutumn Olive42
Marrubium vulgareWhite Horehound, Horehound13
Chamaemelum nobileChamomile, Roman chamomile25
Acer truncatumShantung Maple, Purpleblow Maple10
Elaeagnus x ebbingeiElaeagnus, Ebbing's Silverberry52
Acer rubrumRed Maple, Drummond's maple, Swamp Maple31
Acer macrophyllumOregon Maple, Bigleaf maple, Oregon Maple31
Elaeagnus angustifoliaOleaster, Russian olive42
Lavandula angustifoliaEnglish Lavender, True Lavender23
Lavandula x intermediaLavender, Lavandin22
Monarda didymaBergamot, Scarlet beebalm, Horsemint, Oswego Tea, Bee Balm32
Tagetes erectaAfrican Marigold, Aztec marigold, Big Marigold, American Marigold33
Tagetes filifoliaIrish Lace10
Tagetes lucidaMexican Tarragon, Sweetscented marigold43
Tagetes micranthaLicorice marigold01
Tagetes patulaFrench Marigold, Dwarf French Marigold22
Tagetes tenuifoliaLemon Marigold, Striped Mexican Marigold, Signet Marigold20
Elaeagnus commutataSilverberry32
Acer tataricumTatarian Maple20
Acer saccharinumSilver Maple, River Maple, Soft Maple31
Atriplex hortensisOrach, Garden orache42
Juglans ailanthifoliaJapanese Walnut31
Mentha australis 02
Acer saccharumSugar Maple, Florida Maple, Hard Maple, Rock Maple42
Capsicum annuumSweet Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Chili Pepper, Christmas Pepper, Red Pepper, Ornamental Chili Pepper43
Brassica oleracea botrytisCauliflower40
Brassica oleracea italicaBroccoli50
Beta vulgaris flavescensSwiss Chard42
Tulbaghia violaceaSociety Garlic42
Cajanus cajanPigeon Pea, Puerto Rico Bean, Gandul, Dhal, Congo Pea42
Chamaecrista rotundifoliaRound-leaf cassia00
Solanum lycopersicumTomato, Garden Tomato53
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