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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acer saccharumSugar Maple, Florida Maple, Hard Maple, Rock Maple42
Agrimonia eupatoriaAgrimony, Churchsteeples23
Alocasia macrorrhizosGiant Taro, Giant Elephant Ear32
Angelica sinensisDang Gui - Dong Quai - Chinese Angelica05
Anredera cordifoliaMadeira Vine, Heartleaf madeiravine20
Artemisia capillarisYin Chen Hao13
Artemisia gmeliniiRussian Wormwood, Gmelin's wormwood11
Astragalus chinensisHua Huang Qi, Chinese milkvetch02
Astragalus complanatusBei Bian Huang Qi02
Atractylodes japonicaJapanese Atractylodes23
Azorella caespitosa 21
Belamcanda chinensisLeopard Lily, Blackberry lily, Leopard Flower13
Berberis vulgarisEuropean Barberry, Common barberry33
Bupleurum falcatumThorow-Wax22
Ceanothus cuneatusBuckbrush, Sedgeleaf buckbrush, Monterey ceanothus21
Centaurium erythraeaCentaury - Feverwort, European centaury13
Cibotium barometzScythian Lamb11
Cirsium arvenseCreeping Thistle, Canada thistle22
Cornus chinensis 23
Cornus oblongaOblong-Petal Dogwood03
Cornus officinalisShan Zhu Yu, Asiatic dogwood, Japanese Cornel Dogwood43
Cuscuta chinensisChinese Dodder03
Cuscuta japonicaJapanese Dodder12
Cynanchum wilfordii 02
Dipsacus japonicusXu Duan12
Eucommia ulmoidesGutta-Percha13
Euonymus atropurpureusWahoo- Indian Arrow Wood - Burning Bush, Eastern wahoo12
Euonymus europaeusSpindle Tree, European spindletree12
Gratiola pedunculata 01
Gynostemma pentaphyllumSweet Tea Vine25
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