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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acer pensylvanicumMoosewood, Striped maple, Moosewood, Pennsylvania Maple01
Arctostaphylos uva-ursiBearberry34
Astragalus chinensisHua Huang Qi, Chinese milkvetch02
Astragalus complanatusBei Bian Huang Qi02
Azorella caespitosa 21
Coprosma robusta 11
Cornus canadensisCreeping Dogwood, Bunchberry dogwood, Bunchberry42
Cornus rugosaRound-Leaved Dogwood01
Cuscuta chinensisChinese Dodder03
Cypripedium acauleNerve Root, Moccasin flower, Ladyslipper Orchid, Pink Lady's Slipper03
Dipsacus japonicusXu Duan12
Ecballium elateriumSquirting Cucumber02
Empetrum nigrumCrowberry, Black crowberry, Black Crowberry32
Ephedra torreyanaMexican Tea, Torrey's jointfir23
Ephedra trifurcaLongleaf Jointfir12
Ephedra viridisMormon Tea, Brigham Tea, Long Leaf Ephedra, Mountain Joint Fir, Mormon Tea, Ephedra23
Epimedium sagittatumYin Yang Huo23
Equisetum sylvaticumWood Horsetail, Woodland horsetail12
Eupatorium maculatumJoe Pye Weed, Spotted joe pye weed02
Galax urceolataBeetleweed, Wandflower01
Galium triflorumFragrant Bedstraw12
Geranium maculatumSpotted Cranesbill, Spotted geranium, Crowfoot, Wild Geranium, Cranesbill03
Hypericum hypericoidesSt. Andrews Cross02
Juglans ailanthifoliaJapanese Walnut31
Juglans ailanthifolia cordiformisHeartseed Walnut41
Juniperus horizontalisCreeping Juniper, Horizontal Juniper21
Juniperus osteospermaDesert Juniper, Utah juniper22
Juniperus scopulorumRocky Mountain Juniper, Weeping Rocky Mountian Juniper, Colorado Red Cedar32
Ledum groenlandicumLabrador Tea, Bog Labrador tea23
Lepidium densiflorumCommon Pepperweed21
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