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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Scirpus acutusHard Stem Bulrush31
Scirpus americanusAmerican Bulrush20
Scirpus lacustrisBulrush31
Scirpus microcarpusPanicled Bulrush31
Scirpus paludosusBayonet Grass20
Scirpus subterminalisWater Bulrush20
Scirpus validusRiver Club-Rush21
Scirpus validus creberSoft-Stem Bulrush21
Typha angustifoliaSmall Reed Mace, Narrowleaf cattail53
Typha bungeana 43
Typha davidiana 43
Typha domingensisSouthern Cattail43
Typha glaucaHybrid cattail40
Typha latifoliaReedmace, Broadleaf cattail, Bullrush, Nailrod53
Typha laxmannii 41
Typha minima 23
Typha orientalisBroadleaf Cumbungi43
Zea maysSweet Corn, Corn53
Phoenix dactyliferaDate Palm52
Eugeissona utilisStilt-root Palm. Wild Borneo sago palm20
Typha elephantinaBora. Elephant grass, Indian reed-mace.33
Zea hybridsPerennial corn, Perennial Maize53
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