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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia farnesianaSweet Acacia, Perfume Acacia, Huisache22
Alnus glutinosaAlder, European alder , Common Alder, Black Alder03
Aquilegia karelinii 20
Bletilla striataHyacinth Orchid, Urn orchid, Hyacinth Bletilla, Hardy Orchid, Chinese Ground Orchid03
Centaurea cyanusCornflower, Garden cornflower, Blue Bottle, Cornflower22
Consolida regalisLarkspur, Royal knight's-spur03
Coriaria microphylla 01
Coriaria myrtifoliaRedoul00
Coriaria napalensis 21
Cornus floridaFlowering Dogwood22
Delphinium nuttallianumLarkspur, Twolobe larkspur00
Fraxinus longicuspis 01
Fuchsia colensoi 20
Fuchsia excorticataKonini20
Iris pseudacorusYellow Flag, Paleyellow iris12
Ligustrum vulgarePrivet, European privet , Common Privet01
Mahonia trifoliolataMexican Barberry, Algerita32
Papaver rhoeasCorn Poppy, Field Poppy, Shirley Poppy23
Phytolacca acinosaIndian Poke23
Phytolacca americanaPokeweed, American pokeweed, Garnet, Pigeon Berry, Poke33
Phytolacca esculenta 22
Pinus edulisRocky Mountain Piñon, Twoneedle pinyon, Nut Pine, Pinyon Pine, Rocky Mountain Pinyon Pine, Singlelea42
Pinus roxburghiiChir Pine22
Pistacia atlanticaBetoum, Mt. Atlas mastic tree, Mount Atlas Mastic21
Prunus spinosaSloe - Blackthorn32
Punica granatumPomegranate, Dwarf Pomegranate44
Quercus infectoriaAleppo Oak, Oak22
Quercus ithaburensis macrolepisValonia Oak42
Quercus palustrisPin Oak, Swamp Oak32
Quercus petraeaSessile Oak, Durmast oak23
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