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Latin NameCommon NameFamilySynonymsEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Babiana plicataBaboon RootIridaceaeB. caerulescens. B. reflexa.10
Belamcanda chinensisLeopard Lily, Blackberry lily, Leopard FlowerIridaceaeIris chinensis. Ixia chinensis.13
Bobartia indicaRush IrisIridaceaeB. spathacea00
Crocosmia aureaMontbretiaIridaceaeTritonia aurea10
Crocus cancellatus IridaceaeC. edulis.10
Crocus kotschyanus Iridaceae 10
Crocus nudiflorus Iridaceae 23
Crocus sativusSaffronIridaceae 33
Crocus serotinus Iridaceae 20
Gladiolus cruentus Iridaceae 10
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