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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acorus calamusSweet Flag - Calamus34
Acorus gramineusGrass-leaved Sweet Rush, Japanese Sweet Flag, Dwarf Sweet Flag33
Alisma canaliculatum 10
Alisma plantago-aquaticaGreat Water Plantain, ZE-XIE, European water plantain, American water plantain, Northern water plan13
Anemopsis californicaYerba Mansa22
Aponogeton distachyosWater Hawthorn, Cape pondweed, Vleikos20
Azolla filiculoidesAzolla, Pacific mosquitofern00
Beckmannia eruciformisSloughgrass20
Brasenia schreberiWater Shield32
Butomus umbellatusFlowering Rush30
Calla palustrisWater Arum22
Callitriche hermaphroditicaWater Starwort, Northern water-starwort00
Callitriche palustrisCommon Waterwort, Vernal water-starwort10
Caltha leptosepalaWestern Marsh Marigold, Howell's marsh marigold, Sulphur marsh marigold21
Caltha leptosepala howellii 20
Caltha natansFloating marsh marigold11
Caltha palustrisMarsh Marigold, Yellow marsh marigold22
Caltha sinogracilis 10
Cardamine rotundifoliaAmerican Water Cress, American bittercress20
Carex utriculataSedge, Northwest territory sedge20
Catabrosa aquaticaWater WhirlGrass11
Ceratophyllum demersumHornwort, Coon's tail11
Cyperus longusGalingale21
Damasonium alismaThrumwort10
Darmera peltataUmbrella Plant, Indian rhubarb, Indian Rubarb, Indian Rubarb20
Drosera rotundifoliaSundew, Roundleaf sundew13
Eichhornia crassipesWater Hyacinth, Common water hyacinth20
Eleocharis dulcisChinese Water Chestnut41
Eleocharis palustrisCommon Spike-Rush, Common spikerush10
Elodea canadensisCanadian Pondweed, Canadian waterweed01
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