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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acalypha australisAsian copperleaf01
Adiantum capillus-venerisMaidenhair Fern, Common maidenhair, Southern Maidenhair Fern, Venus Maidenhair Fern, Venus's Hair Fe22
Ajuga decumbens 02
Akebia quinataAkebia, Chocolate vine, Fiveleaf Akebia, Chocolate Vine42
Allium macrostemonNo-Binu32
Allium scorodoprasumRocambole, Sand leek42
Allium ursinumWild Garlic53
Alopecurus aequalisShortawn Foxtail, Sonoma shortawn foxtail11
Ampelopsis brevipedunculataPorcelain Berry, Amur peppervine, Blueberry Climber, Porcelain Berry Vine22
Ampelopsis japonica 02
Anchusa azureaAnchusa, Italian bugloss21
Angelica anomala 02
Aquilegia vulgarisColumbine, European columbine, Granny's Bonnet, European Crowfoot21
Arctium lappaGreat Burdock, Gobo45
Ardisia crenataCoralberry, Hen's eyes, Spiceberry01
Ardisia japonicaMarlberry03
Arenaria serpyllifoliaThyme-Leaf Sandwort22
Artemisia caruifolia 13
Artemisia japonica 12
Aster amellusIalian Aster22
Azadirachta indicaNeem24
Baphicacanthus cusia 02
Belamcanda chinensisLeopard Lily, Blackberry lily, Leopard Flower13
Berberis chengii 12
Borago officinalisBorage, Common borage,Cool-tankard, Tailwort33
Bowdichia virgilioidesAlcornoco02
Brassica rapa pekinensisChinese Cabbage41
Buchanania lanzanAlmondette, Charoli Nut42
Calluna vulgarisHeather, Scotch Heather22
Capparis spinosaCaper,Common Caper, Caper Bush23
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