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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acer glabrumRock Maple, Rocky Mountain maple, Douglas maple, Greene's maple, New Mexico maple, Torrey maple21
Alnus rhombifoliaWhite Alder12
Amelanchier alnifoliaSaskatoon, Saskatoon serviceberry, Serviceberry52
Arctostaphylos uva-ursiBearberry34
Aruncus dioicusGoat's Beard, Bride's feathers22
Camassia quamashQuamash, Small camas, Utah small camas, Walpole's small camas51
Caulophyllum robustumPapoose Root22
Caulophyllum thalictroidesPapoose Root, Blue cohosh13
Glycyrrhiza lepidotaAmerican Liquorice43
Hedeoma pulegioidesAmerican Pennyroyal, American false pennyroyal33
Hierochloe odorataHoly Grass22
Juniperus californicaCalifornian Juniper, Chuperosa21
Juniperus monospermaOne-Seed Juniper32
Juniperus occidentalisWestern Juniper32
Laportea canadensisCanadian Wood Nettle31
Lathyrus ornatusBush Vetchling11
Ledum groenlandicumLabrador Tea, Bog Labrador tea23
Leonurus cardiacaMotherwort, Common motherwort23
Leonurus japonicus 03
Malus coronariaGarland Crab, Sweet crab apple31
Matteuccia struthiopterisOstrich Fern21
Nuphar japonicum 31
Osmorhiza longistylisAniseroot, Longstyle sweetroot31
Packera aureaGolden Groundsel - Life Root, Golden ragwort02
Petroselinum crispumParsley44
Petroselinum crispum tuberosumHamburg Parsley43
Polystichum munitumGiant Holly Fern, Western swordfern12
Quercus marilandicaBlackjack Oak22
Rhus ovataSugar Bush, Sugar sumac21
Ribes lacustrePrickly Blackcurrant, Prickly currant31
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