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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Aloe veraAloe Vera, Barbados aloe, First Aid Plant, Medicinal Aloe15
Asclepias asperulaAntelope Horns, Spider milkweed, Trailing Milkweed21
Asclepias halliiPurple Silkweed, Hall's milkweed31
Asclepias incarnataSwamp Milkweed, Swamp Butterfly Weed, Marsh Milkweed32
Asclepias ovalifoliaOval-leaf milkweed20
Asclepias pumilaLow Milkweed, Plains milkweed21
Asclepias purpurascensPurple Milkweed21
Asclepias quadrifoliaFourleaf Milkweed22
Asclepias speciosaShowy Milkweed32
Asclepias syriacaCommon Milkweed, Silkweed, Milkweed32