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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Arabis hirsutaHairy rockcress, Mountain rockcress, Creamflower rockcress10
Asplenium adiantum-nigrumBlack Spleenwort02
Asplenium ceterachScale Fern02
Asplenium ruta-murariaWall Rue, Lance asplenium02
Asplenium scolopendriumHart's Tongue Fern02
Asplenium trichomanesMaidenhair Spleenwort, Dense spleenwort, Toothed spleenwort, Brightgreen spleenwort11
Campanula latifoliaLarge Campanula, Giant bellflower31
Chelidonium majusGreater Celandine, Swallow Wort, Greater Celandine13
Cymbalaria muralisKenilworth Ivy21
Cystopteris bulbiferaBerry Bladder Fern, Bulblet bladderfern10
Cystopteris fragilisBrittle Bladder Fern11
Dryopteris dilatataShield Fern24
Dryopteris fragransFragrant Woodfern10
Elaeagnus x ebbingeiElaeagnus, Ebbing's Silverberry52
Geranium robertianumHerb Robert, Robert geranium02
Geum urbanumWood Avens, Bennet's Root - Old man's whiskers, Herb bennet33
Hedera helixIvy, English ivy, Algerian ivy, Baltic Ivy, Common Ivy03
Lepidogrammitis drymoglossoides 01
Lewisia columbianaColumbian Bitterroot, Columbian lewisia, Wallowa lewisia20
Mycelis muralisWall Lettuce20
Parietaria officinalisPellitory Of The Wall, Upright pellitory23
Polypodium glycyrrhizaLicorice Fern12
Polypodium lineare 01
Polypodium vulgarePolypody, Adders Fern, Golden Maidenhair Fern, Wall Fern, Common Polypod Fern23
Saxifraga cortusifolia 10
Saxifraga fortuneiSaxifrage10
Saxifraga japonica 10
Saxifraga oblongifolia 10
Sedum telephiumOrpine12
Selaginella tamariscina 12
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