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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abies grandisGrand Fir, Giant Fir, Lowland White Fir22
Abies lasiocarpaSubalpine Fir, Alpine Fir22
Abies spectabilisHimalayan Fir02
Acorus calamusSweet Flag - Calamus34
Anaphalis margaritaceaPearly Everlasting, Western pearly everlasting12
Artemisia abrotanumSouthernwood13
Artemisia indica 13
Artemisia japonica 12
Artemisia ludoviciana gnaphalodesWhite Sage02
Artemisia tilesiiWormwood, Tilesius' wormwood12
Asarum canadenseSnake Root, Canadian wildginger, Canada Wild Ginger, Wild Ginger33
Astragalus gummiferTragacanth, Gum tragacanth milkvetch23
Betula utilisIndian Paper Birch, Whitebarked Himilayan Birch, Jacquemontii Birch02
Comptonia peregrinaSweet Fern33
Comptonia peregrina asplenifoliaSweet Fern33
Cotoneaster microphyllus 21
Cryptomeria japonicaJapanese Cedar, Sugi01
Cupressus torulosaHimalayan Cypress00
Dendranthema nubigenum 00
Elsholtzia fruticosaJi Gu Chai11
Encelia farinosaBrittle Bush, Brittlebush, Incienso21
Glyceria fluitansFloating Manna Grass, Water mannagrass30
Hedychium spicatum 12
Hierochloe odorataHoly Grass22
Illicium verumBa Jiao Hui Xian, Staranise tree33
Inula conyzaPloughman's Spikenard01
Iris germanica florentinaOrris, Orris-root13
Juniperus communisJuniper, Common juniper33
Juniperus communis nanaJuniper33
Juniperus excelsaGrecian Juniper21
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