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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abelmoschus esculentusOkra43
Acacia salignaBlue-Leaved Wattle, Orange wattle10
Adansonia digitataBaobab, Judas Fruit, Monkey Bread Tree33
Adenanthera pavoninaRed Sandalwood, Coral Tree32
Albizia julibrissinMimosa, Silktree, Mimosa Tree,22
Albizia lebbeckSiris Tree, Woman's Tongue, East Indian Walnut12
Alnus glutinosaAlder, European alder , Common Alder, Black Alder03
Alnus nepalensisNepalese Alder01
Alnus rubraRed Alder, Oregon Alder22
Amorpha fruticosaFalse Indigo, False indigo bush12
Artemisia ludovicianaWhite Sage, Louisiana Sage, Prairie Sage, Western Mugwort22
Atriplex canescensGrey Sage Brush, Fourwing saltbush41
Atriplex nummulariaGiant Saltbush, Bluegreen saltbush30
Atriplex truncataWedgescale Saltbush20
Azadirachta indicaNeem24
Broussonetia papyriferaPaper Mulberry42
Bursera simarubaGum Tree, Gumbo Limbo22
Cajanus cajanPigeon Pea, Puerto Rico Bean, Gandul, Dhal, Congo Pea42
Calliandra calothyrsusRed Calliandra, Powderpuff, Kaliandra00
Calotropis proceraAuricula Tree, Dead Sea Apple, Sodom Apple13
Calotropis giganteaGiant Milkweed, Crown Flower, Giant Calotrope, Swallow-wort23
Caragana arborescensSiberian Pea Tree, Siberian peashrub51
Cinchona officinalisLojabark05
Cinchona pubescensQuinine tree, Red Bark, Cinchona, Quina, Quinquina, Quinine Bark, Peruvian Bark, Jesuit's Bark25
Cinnamomum camphoraCamphor, Camphortree23
Cistus ladaniferLabdanum, Common gum cistus22
Cnidoscolus aconitifoliusTree Spinach, Tread Softly, Cabbage Star, Chaya43
Cornus sericeaRed Osier Dogwood, Western dogwood22
Corylus avellanaCommon Hazel, Common filbert, European Filbert, Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, Corkscrew Hazel, Hazel52
Corylus heterophyllaSiberian Filbert31
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