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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abies grandisGrand Fir, Giant Fir, Lowland White Fir22
Acer saccharinumSilver Maple, River Maple, Soft Maple31
Ageratum conyzoidesGoatweed, Tropical whiteweed03
Agrimonia eupatoriaAgrimony, Churchsteeples23
Albizia lebbeckSiris Tree, Woman's Tongue, East Indian Walnut12
Alchornea cordifoliaChristmas Bush24
Allium cepaOnion, Garden onion53
Allium cepa aggregatumPotato Onion43
Allium cepa ascalonicumShallot53
Allium cepa proliferumTree Onion, Walking Onion53
Alnus glutinosaAlder, European alder , Common Alder, Black Alder03
Alnus rhombifoliaWhite Alder12
Alnus rubraRed Alder, Oregon Alder22
Alnus viridis crispaAmerican Green Alder12
Alocasia macrorrhizosGiant Taro, Giant Elephant Ear32
Aloe arborescensCandelabra Aloe, Tree Aloe, Mountain Bush Aloe25
Aloe veraAloe Vera, Barbados aloe, First Aid Plant, Medicinal Aloe15
Ambrosia trifidaGiant Ragweed, Great ragweed, Texan great ragweed, Bitterweed, Bloodweed, Buffalo Weed, Horse Cane13
Amianthium muscitoxicumFly Poison01
Amorpha canescensLead Plant22
Anacardium occidentaleCashew, Caju53
Ananas comosusPineapple52
Aniba rosaeodoraBrazilian Rosewood, Rosewood-oil tree23
Annona muricataSour Sop43
Anogeissus leiocarpaAfrican Birch24
Aralia racemosaAmerican Spikenard33
Arctostaphylos glaucaBigberry Manzanita22
Arctostaphylos nevadensisPine-Mat Manzanita21
Arctostaphylos pungensPointleaf Manzanita11
Arctostaphylos uva-ursiBearberry34
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