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Table 2 List of all fifteen most quoted taxa recorded in all the considered areas. In bold are the eleven taxa that were quoted in at least eight of the considered study areas. In italics are the area codes that refer to sites that were investigated in previous ethnobotanical studies by our research group.

From: The importance of a taste. A comparative study on wild food plant consumption in twenty-one local communities in Italy

Botanical taxa English common names and part uses N1 n = 25 N2 n = 25 N3 n = 25 N4 n = 25 N5 n = 25 N6 n = 47 N7 n = 23 N8 n = 25 N9 n = 28 N10 n = 25 C1 n = 25 C2 n = 95 C3 n = 27 S1 n = 68 S2 n = 86 S3 n = 36 S4 n = 21 S5 n = 25 S6 n = 25 SAR n = 25
Allium ursinum L. Bear's garlic, leaves +                    
Amaranthus retroflexus L. Pigweed, leaves               +     +   
Apium nodiflorum (L.) Lag. Fool's watercress, aerial parts             +         
Arbutus unedo L. Strawberry tree, fruits                     +
Aruncus dioicus (Walt.) Fernand Goat's beard, shoots   + +   + +               
Asparagus acutifolius L. Wild asparagus, shoots (1) +    +       + +   + + +    + + +
Bellis perennis L. Daisy, whorls        +              
Beta vulgaris L. ssp. maritima (L.) Arcang. Wild beet, leaves         + + +        +   + +
Borago officinalis L. Borage, aerial parts (2)     + + + + + +    + + + +   + + + +
Brassica fruticulosa Cyr. Wild mustard, leaves                  +   +  
Calamintha nepeta Savi Lesser calamint, leaves             +         
Campanula rapunculus L. Rampion, whorls and roots    +       +    + +        
Capparis spinosa L. Caper, flower buds and fruits         +           +   
Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Med. Shepherd's purse, whorls     +                 
Carum carvi L. Caraway, fruits +                    
Celtis aetnensis (Tornabene) Strobl Etnean hackberry tree, fruits                  +    
Centranthus ruber (L). DC. Red valerian, whorls         +             
Chenopodium album L. Fat hen, leaves               +     +   
Chenpodium bonus-henricus L. Good King Henry, leaves + +    +                
Chondrilla juncea L. Naked weed, whorls and shoots               +   +     
Cicerbita alpina (L.) Wallr. Alpine thistle, whorls + +                   
Cichorium intybus L. Wild chicory, whorls and shoots (3) +           + + + + + + + + + +
Clematis vitalba L. Traveller's joy, shoots           +   + + + +      
Chrisanthemum segetum L. Corn-marigold, whorls                     +
Cornus mas L. Cornelian cherry tree, fruits   +    +      +           
Crataegus spp. Hawthorn, fruits   +                   
Crithmum maritimum L. Rock samphire, young aerial parts         +             
Crepis spp. Hawksbeard, whorls           +   +    +      
Cynara cardunculus L. ssp. cardunculus Wild artichoke, flower receptacles, stems, and roots                 +     
Daucus carota L. Wild carrot, whorls         +           +   
Diplotaxis tenuifolia L. Wall rocket, leaves +          +           
Foeniculum vulgare L. Wild fennel, young aerial parts and fruits (4)         + +   +   + + +   + + + +
Fragaria vesca L. Wild strawberry, fruits    +    +               
Galactites tomentosa Moench. Galactites, leaves and stems                     +
Hedypnois cretica Willd. Cretan weed, whorls                 +     
Hirschfeldia incana (L.) Lagr.-Foss. Hoary mustard, leaves                 +   +   
Humulus lupulus L. Wild hop, shoots   +    + + + +             
Hyoseris radiata L. Hyoseris, whorls          +            
Hypochoeris spp. Cat's ear, whorls    +         + +     + +    
Juniperus communis L. Juniper, fruits + +         +    +        
Lactuca spp. Wild lettuce, whorls               +    +    
Leontodon spp. Hawkbit, whorls    +        + +     +      
Leopoldia comosa Parl. Tassel hyacinth, bulbs               + +      
Malva sylvestris L. Mallow, young leaves                    +  
Myrtus communis L. Myrtle, fruits                   +   +
Nasturtium officinale R. Br. Watercress, aerial parts    + + +      + +         + +
Origanum heracleoticum L. Sicilian oregano, flowering tops                + +     
Origanum vulgare L. Oregano, flowering tops +         +            
Papaver rhoeas L. Corn poppy, whorls   +      +   +   +    + +      
Parietaria officinalis L. Pellitory of the wall, leaves        +     +          
Phyteuma spp. Rampion, whorls and roots      +                
Picris echioides L. Ox-tongue, whorls             +    +      
Pinus pinea L. Italian stone pine, seeds         +             
Pistacia lentiscus L. Mastix tree, fruits                     +
Plantago lanceolata L. Plantain, young leaves        + +   + +          
Polygonum bistorta L. Bistort, leaves      +                
Portulaca oleracea L. Purslane, young aerial parts                  + +   
Primula vulgaris Hudson Primrose, whorls     + +   +              
Prunus spinosa L. Sloe, fruits           +           
Quercus spp. Oak tree, fruits                     +
Ranunculus ficaria L. Lesser celandine, young leaves.     +                 
Raphanus raphanistrum L. Wild radish, young leaves                  + + + +
Reichardia picroides L. French scorzanera, whorls (5)         + +   +   +   + + + +   
Reseda alba L. White mignonette, whorls                 +     
Robinia pseudoacacia L. Black locust, flowers      +   +              
Rosa canina L. Dog rose, fruits   +   +   +     +   +         +
Rubus fruticosus L. Blackberry, shoots and fruits +   + +   +   +         +     
Rubus ideaus L. Raspberry, fruits    + +                 
Rumex acetosella L. Sorrel, leaves   + +    +               
Rumex crispus L. Dock, leaves            +          
Ruscus aculeatus L. Butcher's broom, shoots                +     + +
Sambucus nigra L. Elderberry tree, fruits (6) + + + + + +    + +           
Sanguisorba minor L. Great burnet, leaves        +     +   +        
Satureja montana L. Wild savory, leaves        +   +            
Scolymus hispanicus L. Spanish salsify, midribs               +   +     
Silene vulgaris Moench. Bladder campion, young aerial parts (7) + + +   + +       + +     +    
Sinapis spp. Wild mustard, leaves               + + +   + +  
Sonchus spp. Thistle, whorls (8)         + +   + + +   + + + + + +
Sisysmbrium officinale (L.) Scop. Hedge mustard, leaves               +       
Taraxacum officinale Weber Dandelion, leaves (9) + + + + + + + + +   + +     +     
Tordylium apulum L. Roman pimpernel, leaves               +       
Thymus serpyllum s.l. L. Wild thyme, leaves    +       +     +        
Tragopogon pratensis L. Goat's beard, aerial parts (including flower buds)      + + + +             
Urospermum spp. Sheep's beard, whorls          +        +     
Urtica dioica L. Nettle, leaves (10) + +   + + + + + + + + +         
Vaccinium myrtillus L. Bilberry, fruits +   + +                 
Valerianella spp. Corn salad, whorls (11)   + + +   + +    +   +         
Viola odorata L. Violet, leaves     + + + +