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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Aesculus hippocastanumHorse Chestnut, European Horsechestnut, Common Horsechestnut34
Aesculus indicaIndian Horse Chestnut31
Aletris farinosaUnicorn Root - Colic Root, White colicroot13
Annona muricataSour Sop43
Arctostaphylos alpinaAlpine Bearberry21
Asimina trilobaPapaw42
Atropa acuminataIndian Belladonna03
Atropa bella-donnaDeadly Nightshade, Belladonna03
Bidens tripartitaBurr Marigold, Threelobe beggarticks22
Buxus sempervirensBox, Common box, American Boxwood12
Cannabis sativaHemp, Marijuana44
Chelidonium majusGreater Celandine, Swallow Wort, Greater Celandine13
Comandra pallidaPale Bastard Toadflax11
Coriandrum sativumCoriander - Dhania - Cilantro, Coriander44
Crocus sativusSaffron33
Cycas circinalisSago Palm, Queen sago, Fern Palm, Queen Sago Palm21
Cynoglossum officinaleHound's Tongue, Gypsyflower12
Datura inoxiaDowny Thorn Apple, Pricklyburr13
Datura quercifoliaOak Leaf Datura, Chinese thorn-apple13
Datura stramoniumThorn Apple, Jimsonweed, Jamestown Weed04
Delphinium nudicauleRed Larkspur, Larkspur01
Desfontainia spinosaTaique01
Diervilla loniceraBush Honeysuckle, Northern bush honeysuckle02
Erythrina acanthocarpa 01
Erythrina crista-galliCoral Tree, Crybabytree01
Erythrina herbaceaCardinal Spear, Redcardinal11
Erythrina humeanaDwarf Kaffirboom, Dwarf erythrina01
Erythrina x bidwillii 01
Erythrina zeyheriPrickly Cardinal01
Helleborus nigerBlack Hellebore02
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