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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