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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Achyranthes japonicaJapanese Chaff Flower03
Alisma plantago-aquaticaGreat Water Plantain, ZE-XIE, European water plantain, American water plantain, Northern water plan13
Allium cepaOnion, Garden onion53
Allium cepa aggregatumPotato Onion43
Allium cepa ascalonicumShallot53
Allium cepa proliferumTree Onion, Walking Onion53
Allium schoenoprasumChives, Wild chives, Flowering Onion52
Allium schoenoprasum sibiricumGiant Chives52
Allium ursinumWild Garlic53
Annona muricataSour Sop43
Apocynum venetum 02
Aristolochia debilisMa Dou Ling13
Arundo donaxGiant Reed, Giant Reed Grass32
Asarum heterotropoides 02
Asarum sieboldiiWild Ginger02
Astragalus membranaceusHuang Qi05
Averrhoa carambolaCarambola, Star Fruit42
Bacopa monnieriHerb of Grace, Brahmi, Smooth Water Hyssop34
Bombax ceibaRed Silk Cotton Tree, Kapok Tree22
Borago officinalisBorage, Common borage,Cool-tankard, Tailwort33
Byrsonima crassifoliaGolden Spoon, Nance, Nancy Tree42
Cananga odorataYlang Ylang, Perfume Tree23
Canarium schweinfurtiiAfrican elemi33
Capsella bursa-pastorisShepherd's Purse32
Ceanothus americanusNew Jersey Tea, Wild Snowball33
Celosia argentea cristataLagos Spinach, Common Cockscomb43
Centella asiaticaGotu Kola, Spadeleaf25
Clematis mandschurica 02
Clerodendrum trichotomumChou Wu Tong, Harlequin glorybower, Ferruginous clerodendrum, Harlequin Glory Bower13
Cnidium officinale 12
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