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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Adonis aestivalisPheasant's Eye, Summer pheasant's eye01
Ageratum conyzoidesGoatweed, Tropical whiteweed03
Allium cepaOnion, Garden onion53
Allium cepa aggregatumPotato Onion43
Allium cepa ascalonicumShallot53
Allium cepa proliferumTree Onion, Walking Onion53
Allium cernuumNodding Onion, New Mexican nodding onion52
Ammi visnagaVisnaga. Khella. Bishop's Weed, Toothpickweed15
Arctostaphylos uva-ursiBearberry34
Bergenia ciliata 12
Betula glandulosaScrub Birch21
Betula kenaicaKenai Birch31
Betula nanaDwarf Birch22
Betula occidentalisWater Birch32
Betula pendulaSilver Birch, European white birch, Common Birch, Warty Birch, European White Birch33
Betula pubescensWhite Birch, Downy birch33
Centaurea solstitialisSt. Barnaby's Thistle, Yellow star-thistle11
Cynara scolymusGlobe Artichoke35
Cyperus rotundusNut Grass33
Elytrigia repensCouch Grass23
Filipendula vulgarisDropwort, Meadowsweet21
Galium mollugoHedge Bedstraw, False baby's breath12
Galium triflorumFragrant Bedstraw12
Galium verumLady's Bedstraw, Yellow Spring bedstraw, Wirtgen's bedstraw32
Hypericum hypericoidesSt. Andrews Cross02
Juglans ailanthifoliaJapanese Walnut31
Juglans ailanthifolia cordiformisHeartseed Walnut41
Juglans regiaWalnut, English walnut, Persian Walnut,43
Juncus effususSoft Rush, Common rush, Lamp rush, Pacific rush12
Lagenaria sicerariaBottle Gourd32
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