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Table 3 Plant use information among the plant folk names of the Mongol herdsmen in Arhorchin national nature reserve

From: Wild plant folk nomenclature of the Mongol herdsmen in the Arhorchin national nature reserve, Inner Mongolia, PR China

Scientific names Folk names Meaning Local use
Amaranthus retroflexus wulaan bada Red rice
Apocynum venetum bargasen chai Willow twig tea Leaves as tea
Lepidium apetalum halun nogo Spicy vegetable Seedlings as vegetable
Astragalus melilotoides togon shugur ebes Pan cleaning brush grass
Lespedeza davurica hurbegen chai Hurbegen tea Stems, leaves and flower as tea
Malva verticillata taur nogo Peach vegetable Tender leaves as vegetable
Sanguisorba officinalis suden chai Suden tea Stems or roots as tea
Sonchus arvensis gaxiun nogo Bitter taste vegetable Tender stems and leaves as vegetable
Thymus serpyllum var. mongolicus huj ebes;
heerin huajiao
Incense grass;
wild Chinese prickly ash
Aboveground parts as condiment