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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Achillea erba-rotta moschataMusk Milfoil02
Actaea rubraRed Baneberry02
Allium bisceptrumAspen Onion, Twincrest onion32
Allium schoenoprasumChives, Wild chives, Flowering Onion52
Allium schoenoprasum sibiricumGiant Chives52
Alnus rubraRed Alder, Oregon Alder22
Alnus viridis crispaAmerican Green Alder12
Amelanchier alnifoliaSaskatoon, Saskatoon serviceberry, Serviceberry52
Arctostaphylos manzanitaManzanita, Whiteleaf manzanita, Konocti manzanita, Contra Costa manzanita, Roof's manzanita, Wieslan31
Arctostaphylos tomentosaDowny Manzanita, Woollyleaf manzanita, Brittleleaf manzanita, Dacite manzanita, Rosy manzanita, San33
Artemisia vulgarisMugwort, Common wormwood, Felon Herb, Chrysanthemum Weed, Wild Wormwood23
Asarum caudatumWild Ginger, British Columbia wildginger32
Atractylodes japonicaJapanese Atractylodes23
Atractylodes lanceaCang Zhu13
Baptisia australisWild Indigo, Blue wild indigo, Blue False Indigo02
Barbarea vulgarisYellow Rocket, Garden yellowrocket31
Berberis vulgarisEuropean Barberry, Common barberry33
Brassica nigraBlack Mustard33
Centaurium erythraeaCentaury - Feverwort, European centaury13
Chelone glabraBalmony, White turtlehead03
Cichorium intybusChicory, Radicchio, Succory, Witloof43
Citrus sinensisSweet Orange43
Codonopsis pilosulaDang Shen, Bellflower23
Corchorus capsularisJute32
Cornus suecicaDwarf Cornel, Lapland cornel21
Corydalis govaniana 02
Corylus heterophyllaSiberian Filbert31
Crocus nudiflorus 23
Crocus sativusSaffron33
Cruciata laevipesCrosswort, Smooth bedstraw22
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