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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acorus calamusSweet Flag - Calamus34
Agave americanaAgave, American century plant33
Agave parryiCentury Plant, Parry's agave, Mescal31
Agave utahensis discretaCentury Plant31
Agave utahensis eborispinaCentury Plant31
Ammophila arenariaMarram Grass, European beachgrass10
Areca catechuBetel Palm, Betel Nut Palm33
Arenga pinnataSolitary Sugar Palm41
Artemisia keiskeana 21
Arundinella hookeri 00
Arundinella nepalensis 00
Arundo donaxGiant Reed, Giant Reed Grass32
Attalea butyraceaWine Palm40
Attalea maripaInaja, Maripa Palm32
Attalea speciosaBabassu, American Oil Palm, Motacu, Motacuchi42
Avena abyssinicaAbyssinian Oat20
Avena barbataSlender Oat20
Avena brevis 20
Avena byzantinaRed Oat20
Avena fatuaWild Oats21
Avena ludovicianaOats20
Avena nudaNaked Oat40
Avena nudibrevis 20
Avena orientalisHungarian Oat31
Avena sativaOats, Common oat33
Avena sterilisSterile Oats, Animated oat30
Avena strigosaBristle Oats, Black oats20
Avena wiestii 20
Betula pendulaSilver Birch, European white birch, Common Birch, Warty Birch, European White Birch33
Betula pubescensWhite Birch, Downy birch33
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