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Latin NameCommon NameFamilySynonymsEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Cirsium acaulonStemless ThistleAsteraceae or CompositaeCarduus acaulos. L.01
Cirsium amplexifoliumDakiba-Hime-AzamiAsteraceae or Compositae 10
Cirsium arvenseCreeping Thistle, Canada thistleAsteraceae or CompositaeCarduus arvensis. Serratula arvensis.22
Cirsium brevicaule Asteraceae or Compositae 10
Cirsium brevistylumIndian Thistle, Clustered thistleAsteraceae or Compositae 30
Cirsium buergeri Asteraceae or Compositae 10
Cirsium chinense Asteraceae or Compositae 10
Cirsium coreanum Asteraceae or Compositae 10
Cirsium dipsacolepis Asteraceae or Compositae 10
Cirsium eatoniEaton's ThistleAsteraceae or Compositae 11
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