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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Bixa orellanaAnnatto (Lipstick Plant, Urucum, Colorau, Achiote )33
Cotinus coggygriaSmoke Tree, European smoketree, Venetian Sumac, Wig Tree, Smoke Tree11
Juglans nigraBlack Walnut33
Maclura pomiferaOsage Orange, Bois D'Arc12
Sambucus nigraElderberry - European Elder, Black elderberry, American black elderberry, Blue elderberry, Europea43
Indigofera suffruticosaAnil Indigo, Anil de pasto02
Indigofera tinctoriaIndigo, True Indigo, dye indigo22
Sambucus nigra spp canadensisAmerican Elder43
Caesalpinia sappanSappanwood. Rainbow wood12
Senna auriculataMatara Tea. Tanner's cassia23
Rhus copallinaDwarf Sumach, Winged sumac, Flameleaf Sumac, Winged Sumac, Shining Sumac42
Acacia catechuCutch tree, Catechu acacia12
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