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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Carduus nutansMusk Thistle, Nodding plumeless thistle22
Cirsium arvenseCreeping Thistle, Canada thistle22
Cirsium vulgareCommon Thistle, Bull thistle, Dodder, Boar Thistle, Bull Thistle21
Cynara cardunculusCardoon35
Cynara scolymusGlobe Artichoke35
Drosera rotundifoliaSundew, Roundleaf sundew13
Ficus caricaFig, Edible fig, Fig Common42
Fumaria officinalisFumitory, Drug fumitory13
Galega officinalisGoat's Rue, Professor-weed23
Galium verumLady's Bedstraw, Yellow Spring bedstraw, Wirtgen's bedstraw32