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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Astragalus sinicusChinese Milk Vetch31
Azolla filiculoidesAzolla, Pacific mosquitofern00
Brassica junceaBrown Mustard42
Brassica juncea crispifoliaCurled Mustard42
Brassica juncea foliosaLeaf Mustard42
Brassica juncea multicepsGreen In The Snow42
Brassica juncea napiformisRoot Mustard42
Brassica juncea rugosaHead Mustard42
Brassica juncea tumidaSwollen-Stem Mustard42
Brassica napusColza, Rape32
Brassica napus arvensisColeseed32
Brassica nigraBlack Mustard33
Brassica rapa oleiferaStubble Turnip20
Centrosema virginianumButterfly Pea, Spurred butterfly pea00
Fagopyrum esculentumBuckwheat43
Galega officinalisGoat's Rue, Professor-weed23
Glycine maxSoya Bean42
Guizotia abyssinicaNiger Seed, Ramtilla31
Helianthus annuusSunflower, Common sunflower52
Kummerowia stipulaceaKorean Lespedeza, Korean clover01
Lablab purpureusHyacinth Bean, Bonavist-bean42
Lathyrus sativusChickling Pea, White pea21
Lolium multiflorumItalian Ryegrass00
Lotus corniculatusBird's Foot Trefoil11
Lupinus albusWhite Lupin41
Lupinus angustifoliusBlue Lupin, Narrowleaf lupine40
Lupinus littoralisSeashore Lupine20
Lupinus luteusYellow Lupin, European yellow lupine30
Lupinus mutabilisPearl Lupin, Tarwi50
Medicago lupulinaBlack Medick21
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