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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abelmoschus esculentusOkra43
Abelmoschus moschatusMusk Mallow,Musk Okra23
Abies balsameaBalsam Fir35
Abutilon theophrastiChina Jute, Velvetleaf, Butterprint Buttonweed Jute, China Mallow, Indian Velvet Leaf32
Acer glabrumRock Maple, Rocky Mountain maple, Douglas maple, Greene's maple, New Mexico maple, Torrey maple21
Acer macrophyllumOregon Maple, Bigleaf maple, Oregon Maple31
Agathis robustaQueensland Kauri00
Agave americanaAgave, American century plant33
Agave parryiCentury Plant, Parry's agave, Mescal31
Agave utahensis discretaCentury Plant31