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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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    Hogwort (Woolly Croton)

    Croton capitatus
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    Milkweeds

    Subfamily Asclepiadoideae
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    Pale Indian Plantain

    Arnoglossum atriplicifolium (also Cacalia atriplicifolia)
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    Rattlesnake Master

    Eryngium yuccifolium
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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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    Thimbleweed (Tall Anemone)

    Anemone virginiana
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    White Dogtooth Violet

    Erythronium albidum
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    Yuccas (Spanish Bayonet; Soapweed)

    Yucca smalliana, Y. glauca, and Y. arkansana