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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Adiantum pedatumNorthern Maidenhair,American Maidenhair Fern02
Comptonia peregrinaSweet Fern33
Comptonia peregrina asplenifoliaSweet Fern33
Lysichiton americanusYellow Skunk Cabbage, American skunkcabbage32
Polystichum munitumGiant Holly Fern, Western swordfern12
Pteridium aquilinumBracken, Western brackenfern, Decomposition brackenfern, Hairy brackenfern22
Pteridium aquilinum esculentumBracken22
Rheum australeHimalayan Rhubarb33
Rubus parviflorusThimbleberry33
Sphagnum cymbilifoliumSphagnum Moss03