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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abelmoschus manihotAibika41
Achillea millefoliumYarrow, Boreal yarrow, California yarrow, Giant yarrow, Coast yarrow, Western yarrow, Pacific yarrow34
Achillea ptarmicaSneeze-Wort, Sneezeweed21
Achillea sibiricaSiberian Yarrow11
Achyranthes asperaDevil's Horsewhip23
Achyranthes bidentataNiu Xi23
Acinos arvensisBasil Thyme21
Acorus calamusSweet Flag - Calamus34
Aesculus californicaCalifornian Buckeye, California Horsechestnut31
Aesculus paviaRed Buckeye21
Agave americanaAgave, American century plant33
Ageratina altissimaWhite Snakeroot, Richweed02
Alnus rugosaSpeckled Alder02
Althaea officinalisMarsh Mallow, Common marshmallow55
Anacyclus pyrethrumMount Atlas Daisy, Chamomile Spanish, Pellitory02
Anemone vitifolia 02
Aristolochia serpentariaVirginia Snakeroot03
Aristolochia tomentosaDutchman's Pipe, Woolly dutchman's pipe02
Artemisia dracunculusTarragon, French Tarragon42
Asarum sieboldiiWild Ginger02
Asclepias involucrataDwarf Milkweed21
Balsamorhiza sagittataOregon Sunflower, Arrowleaf balsamroot42
Berberis asiaticaChutro, Rasanjan (Nep); marpyashi (Newa); Daruharidra, Darbi (Sans)43
Buxus sempervirensBox, Common box, American Boxwood12
Cephalanthus occidentalisButton Bush, Common buttonbush, Button Willow, Honey Bells, Buttonbush02
Chenopodium albumFat Hen, Lambsquarters32
Chrysothamnus nauseosusRubber Rabbitbrush12
Chrysothamnus viscidiflorusGreen Rabbitbrush, Yellow rabbitbrush21
Cinnamomum camphoraCamphor, Camphortree23
Cirsium acaulonStemless Thistle01
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