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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Achyranthes japonicaJapanese Chaff Flower03
Akebia quinataAkebia, Chocolate vine, Fiveleaf Akebia, Chocolate Vine42
Alangium chinense 03
Alisma plantago-aquaticaGreat Water Plantain, ZE-XIE, European water plantain, American water plantain, Northern water plan13
Amelanchier alnifoliaSaskatoon, Saskatoon serviceberry, Serviceberry52
Apocynum androsaemifoliumSpreading Dogbane02
Arisaema triphyllumJack In The Pulpit, Dragonroot, Indian Turnip32
Arnebia euchroma 02
Asarum canadenseSnake Root, Canadian wildginger, Canada Wild Ginger, Wild Ginger33
Asclepias halliiPurple Silkweed, Hall's milkweed31
Asclepias syriacaCommon Milkweed, Silkweed, Milkweed32
Asplenium adiantum-nigrumBlack Spleenwort02
Chenopodium albumFat Hen, Lambsquarters32
Cirsium ochrocentrumYellow Spined Thistle22
Citrus aurantiumBitter Orange, Sour orange, Bergamot orange33
Claytonia virginicaSpring Beauty, Virginia springbeauty, Hammond's claytonia, Yellow Virginia springbeauty31
Clematis ligusticifoliaWhite Clematis, Western white clematis, California clematis,02
Cnicus benedictusBlessed Thistle23
Corydalis ambigua 13
Cyperus rotundusNut Grass33
Daucus carotaWild Carrot, Queen anne's lace, Carrot, Wild Carrot, Queen Anne's Lace23
Dianthus superbusFringed Pink23
Dioscorea batatasChinese Yam55
Dioscorea deltoideaYam22
Dioscorea japonicaGlutinous Yam, Japanese yam42
Dioscorea kamoonensis 21
Dioscorea tokoro 22
Dioscorea villosaWild Yam24
Eriogonum jamesiiAntelope Sage, James' buckwheat02
Erythronium americanumTrout Lily, Dogtooth violet41
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