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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Amphicarpaea bracteataHog Peanut, American hogpeanut51
Amphicarpaea edgeworthii 40
Astragalus glycyphyllosMilk Vetch, Licorice milkvetch10
Atriplex canescensGrey Sage Brush, Fourwing saltbush41
Atriplex nummulariaGiant Saltbush, Bluegreen saltbush32
Atriplex truncataWedgescale Saltbush20
Boehmeria niveaRamie, Chinese Grass, Chinese Silk Plant22
Lespedeza bicolorLespedeza, Shrub lespedeza30
Pueraria phaseoloidesTropical Kudzu21
Trifolium hybridumAlsike Clover21
Trifolium repensWhite Clover, Dutch Clover, Purple Dutch Clover, Shamrock, White Clover32
Arachis glabrataPerennial peanut10
Arachis pintoiPinto peanut00
Calopogonium caeruleumWild jicama00
Calopogonium mucunoidesCalopo, Wild ground nut00
Centrosema pubescensCentro, Butterfly pea00
Desmodium triflorumThree-flower beggarweed, Three-flower tick-trefoil02
Mimosa pudicaMorivivir, Sensitive Plant22
Atriplex semibaccataAustralian Saltbush. Australian saltbush, Creeping saltbush20
Desmodium cinereumRensoni. Tickclover00
Desmodium intortumPega-pega. Beggarlice00
Desmodium paniculatumPanicled tick trefoil00
Desmodium uncinatumSilverleaf desmodium. Spanish tick-clover00
Distichlis palmeriNipa. Palmer saltgrass, NyPa Wild Wheat40
Stylosanthes guianensisEstilo00
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