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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Asclepias incarnataSwamp Milkweed, Swamp Butterfly Weed, Marsh Milkweed32
Ceroxylon alpinumWax Palm10
Euphorbia antisyphiliticaCandelilla20
Fraxinus bungeanaXiao Ye Qin02
Juniperus osteospermaDesert Juniper, Utah juniper22
Juniperus scopulorumRocky Mountain Juniper, Weeping Rocky Mountian Juniper, Colorado Red Cedar32
Ligustrum japonicumJapanese Privet, Japanese Ligustrum, Waxleaf Ligustrum, Texas Privet, Waxleaf Privet11
Ligustrum lucidumChinese Privet, Glossy privet, White Wax Tree, Tree Ligustrum13
Ligustrum obtusifoliumBorder privet20
Myrica californicaCalifornian Bayberry, California Wax Myrtle, California Barberry31
Myrica ceriferaWax Myrtle - Bayberry Wild Cinnamon, Southern Bayberry, Wax Myrtle, Southern Wax Myrtle33
Myrica galeBog Myrtle, Sweetgale22
Myrica heterophyllaBayberry32
Myrica nagiBox Myrtle23
Myrica pensylvanicaNorthern Bayberry31
Rhus chinensisChinese Gall, Chinese sumac23
Rhus succedaneaWax Tree12
Rhus sylvestris 00
Rhus trichocarpa 00
Rhus wallichii 01
Santalum acuminatumQuandong11
Sapium sebiferumVegetable Tallow, Chinese tallow, Popcorn Tree, Chinese Tallow Tree22
Stipa tenacissimaEsparto Grass, Esparto00
Copernicia pruniferaBrazilian Wax Palm, Carnauba Palm, Carnauba Wax33
Irvingia gabonensisDika Nut43
Jatropha curcasPhysic Nut, Barbados Nut23
Saccharum officinarumSugarcane, Purple Sugar Cane42
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