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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acer circinatumVine Maple21
Acer macrophyllumOregon Maple, Bigleaf maple, Oregon Maple31
Acer rubrumRed Maple, Drummond's maple, Swamp Maple31
Acorus calamusSweet Flag - Calamus34
Adenostoma fasciculatumGreasewood01
Adiantum pedatumNorthern Maidenhair,American Maidenhair Fern02
Akebia quinataAkebia, Chocolate vine, Fiveleaf Akebia, Chocolate Vine42
Akebia trifoliataAkebia, Threeleaf Akebia42
Akebia x pentaphylla 40
Alnus rhombifoliaWhite Alder12
Ammophila arenariaMarram Grass, European beachgrass10
Anthoxanthum odoratumSweet Vernal Grass22
Artemisia tridentataSage Brush, Big sagebrush, Bonneville big sagebrush32
Arundinaria giganteaCanebrake bamboo, Cane Reed, Giant cane31
Arundo donaxGiant Reed, Giant Reed Grass32
Berberidopsis corallinaCoral Plant00
Bobartia indicaRush Iris00
Borinda grossa 00
Bouteloua gracilisBlue Grama11
Calluna vulgarisHeather, Scotch Heather22
Calocedrus decurrensIncense Cedar, California Incense Cedar11
Calycanthus occidentalisCalifornian Allspice, Western sweetshrub31
Castanea sativaSweet Chestnut, European chestnut52
Ceanothus integerrimusDeer Brush21
Cercis canadensisRedbud, Eastern redbud, Mexican redbud,Texas redbud32
Chilopsis linearisDesert Willow11
Chrysothamnus graveolensRubber Rabbitbrush00
Cladium mariscusSaw Grass, Swamp sawgrass, Jamaica swamp sawgrass10
Clematis vitalbaTraveller's Joy, Evergreen clematis12
Cocculus orbiculatusQueen coralbead12
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