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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia longifoliaSydney Golden Wattle, Acacia30
Amelanchier canadensisJuneberry, Canadian serviceberry, Serviceberry Downy, Shadblow, Shadbush, Serviceberry41
Annona atemoyaAtemoya50
Banksia integrifoliaCoast Banksia20
Benincasa hispidaWax Gourd33
Carya cordiformisBitternut, Bitternut hickory, Swamp Hickory31
Citroncirus webberiCitrange20
Citrus aurantiumBitter Orange, Sour orange, Bergamot orange33
Crataegus apiifoliaParsley-Leaved Hawthorn22
Crataegus laevigataMidland Hawthorn, Smooth hawthorn, English Hawthorn35
Cucumis metuliferusHorned Cucumber, African horned cucumber22
Cydonia oblongaQuince42
Diospyros lotusDate Plum51
Elaeagnus multifloraGoumi, Cherry silverberry52
Elaeagnus multiflora ovataGoumi52
Grevillea robustaSilky Oak20
Hamamelis virginianaWitch Hazel, American witchhazel, Common Witchhazel, Virginian Witchhazel, Witchhazel15
Juglans californicaCalifornia Walnut, Southern California walnut21
Juglans hindsiiHind's Black Walnut, Northern California walnut, Paradox hybrid walnut30
Juglans majorArizona Walnut20
Juglans mandschuricaManchurian Walnut31
Juglans microcarpaTexas Walnut, Little walnut, Stewart's little walnut20
Laburnum anagyroidesLaburnum, Golden chain tree01
Magnolia acuminataCucumber Tree, Cucumber Magnolia03
Malus baccataChinese Crab, Siberian crab apple21
Malus baccata mandschuricaManchurian Apple40
Malus coronariaGarland Crab, Sweet crab apple31
Malus hupehensisChinese Crab, Chinese crab apple, Tea Crabapple, Flowering Tea Crabapple20
Malus prunifoliaChinese Apple, Plumleaf crab apple40
Malus pumilaParadise Apple, Common Apple, Apple Tree42
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