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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
Angelica genuflexaKneeling Angelica21
Betula alleghaniensisYellow Birch, Swamp Birch32
Betula occidentalisWater Birch32
Calocedrus decurrensIncense Cedar, California Incense Cedar11
Cucurbita ficifoliaMalabar Gourd, Figleaf gourd32
Lagenaria sicerariaBottle Gourd32
Lysichiton americanusYellow Skunk Cabbage, American skunkcabbage32
Nothofagus betuloides 00
Petasites frigidusSweet Coltsfoot, Arctic sweet coltsfoot, Arrowleaf sweet coltsfoot, Golden Palms Coltsfoot, Butterb21
Petasites hyperboreusArctic Sweet Coltsfoot21
Phyllostachys edulisMoso-Chiku, Tortoise shell bamboo41
Pinus gerardianaChilghoza Pine32
Populus trichocarpaWestern Balsam Poplar, Black cottonwood13
Ulmus americanaAmerican Elm, Gray Elm, Water Elm22
Gaillardia x grandifloraBlanket flower10
Carex hachijoensisJapanese sedge00
Acmella oleraceaToothache plant, Paracress33
Murraya koenigiiCurry tree, Curry leaf tree33
Annona mucosaWild Sweetsop51
Annona vepretorumAraticum, Pinha da Caatinga, Araticum-da-bahia40
Areca catechuBetel Palm, Betel Nut Palm33
Arenga pinnataSolitary Sugar Palm41
Artocarpus altilisBreadfruit54
Artocarpus mariannensisSeeded breadfruit, Marianas bread43
Attalea maripaInaja, Maripa Palm32
Azadirachta indicaNeem24
Bambusa bambosGiant Thorny Bamboo33
Bambusa tuldaBengal Bamboo. Spineless Indian bamboo20
Bauhinia forficataBrazilian Orchid Tree04
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