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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Carduus nutansMusk Thistle, Nodding plumeless thistle22
Cirsium arvenseCreeping Thistle, Canada thistle22
Cirsium vulgareCommon Thistle, Bull thistle, Dodder, Boar Thistle, Bull Thistle21
Cynara cardunculusCardoon35
Cynara scolymusGlobe Artichoke35
Drosera rotundifoliaSundew, Roundleaf sundew13
Ficus caricaFig, Edible fig, Fig Common42
Fumaria officinalisFumitory, Drug fumitory13
Galega officinalisGoat's Rue, Professor-weed23
Galium verumLady's Bedstraw, Yellow Spring bedstraw, Wirtgen's bedstraw32
Oxalis acetosellaWood Sorrel32
Pinguicula vulgarisButterwort, Common butterwort12
Pyrularia edulis 20
Rhus chinensisChinese Gall, Chinese sumac23
Rumex acetosaSorrel, Garden sorrel53
Urtica dioicaStinging Nettle, California nettle55
Withania somniferaAshwagandha - Indian Ginseng, Withania13
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