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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Agoseris glaucaMountain Dandelion, Pale agoseris, False agoseris11
Apocynum cannabinumIndian Hemp22
Argemone mexicanaPrickly Poppy, Mexican pricklypoppy13
Asclepias eriocarpaWoollypod Milkweed22
Asclepias halliiPurple Silkweed, Hall's milkweed31
Asclepias lanceolataPurple Silkweed, Fewflower milkweed21
Asclepias purpurascensPurple Milkweed21
Asclepias quadrifoliaFourleaf Milkweed22
Asclepias rubraRed Silkweed31
Asclepias speciosaShowy Milkweed32
Asclepias syriacaCommon Milkweed, Silkweed, Milkweed32
Calendula arvensisField Marigold23
Calendula officinaliscalendula, Pot Marigold35
Caltha leptosepalaWestern Marsh Marigold, Howell's marsh marigold, Sulphur marsh marigold21
Caltha natansFloating marsh marigold11
Caltha palustrisMarsh Marigold, Yellow marsh marigold22
Chelidonium majusGreater Celandine, Swallow Wort, Greater Celandine13
Cichorium intybusChicory, Radicchio, Succory, Witloof43
Coix lacryma-jobiJob's Tears33
Delphinium staphisagriaStavesacre02
Diospyros virginianaAmerican Persimmon, Common persimmon, Persimmon51
Dipsacus fullonumTeasel, Fuller's teasel02
Dipsacus sativusFuller's Teasel, Indian teasel02
Drosera rotundifoliaSundew, Roundleaf sundew13
Euphorbia hirtaAsthma Weed, Pill-Bearing Spurge13
Euphorbia lathyrisCaper Spurge, Moleplant12
Euphorbia serpyllifoliaThymeleaf Sandmat22
Ficus caricaFig, Edible fig, Fig Common42
Ficus palmataWild Fig, Punjab fig21
Impatiens aurellaPaleyellow touch-me-not22
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