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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Agave americanaAgave, American century plant33
Agave parryiCentury Plant, Parry's agave, Mescal31
Agave utahensis discretaCentury Plant31
Agave utahensis eborispinaCentury Plant31
Crataegus douglasiiBlack Hawthorn42
Opuntia imbricataTree Chola20
Ribes bracteosumStink Currant21
Ribes divaricatumCoastal Black Gooseberry, Spreading gooseberry, Parish's gooseberry, Straggly gooseberry41
Ribes lacustrePrickly Blackcurrant, Prickly currant31
Ribes lobbiiGummy Gooseberry11
Yucca baccataSpanish Bayonet, Banana yucca, Blue Yucca, Spanish Yucca41
Yucca glaucaSoapweed, Soapweed yucca, Gurney's yucca, American Vetch, Yucca, Narrowleaf Yucca, Soapweed22
Agave sisalanaSisal22
Bactris gasipaesPeach Palm, Pupunha52
Metroxylon amicarumCaroline Ivory Nut Palm31
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