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    American Ginseng

    Panax quinquefolius
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    Edible

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    Grasses

    All true grasses (species in the grass family).
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    Green Dragon

    Arisaema dracontium
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    Poisonous

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    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
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    Pale Indian Plantain

    Arnoglossum atriplicifolium (also Cacalia atriplicifolia)
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    Rushes

    Juncus spp. and Luzula spp.
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    Sedges

    Carex, Schoenoplectus, Scirpus, and other genera
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    Wake Robin (Trillium)

    Trillium sessile
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    Wood Spurge

    Euphorbia commutata