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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acorus gramineusGrass-leaved Sweet Rush, Japanese Sweet Flag, Dwarf Sweet Flag33
Alnus glutinosaAlder, European alder , Common Alder, Black Alder03
Aquilegia brevistylaSmallflower columbine21
Aquilegia canadensisWild Columbine, Red columbine, Meeting Houses, Common Columbine22
Aquilegia coeruleaRocky Mountain Columbine, Colorado blue columbine, Dailey's columbine, White Colorado columbine21
Aquilegia flavescensColumbine, Yellow columbine21
Aquilegia formosaWestern Columbine22
Aquilegia formosa truncataColumbine22
Aquilegia jonesiiColumbine, Jones' columbine, Blue limestone columbine21
Aquilegia pubescensColumbine, Sierra columbine21
Aquilegia shockleyi 21
Aquilegia vulgarisColumbine, European columbine, Granny's Bonnet, European Crowfoot21
Artemisia biennisBiennial Wormwood11
Asimina trilobaPapaw42
Boenninghausenia albiflora 02
Carya illinoinensisPecan41
Celosia argentea cristataLagos Spinach, Common Cockscomb43
Clerodendrum trichotomumChou Wu Tong, Harlequin glorybower, Ferruginous clerodendrum, Harlequin Glory Bower13
Comptonia peregrinaSweet Fern33
Comptonia peregrina asplenifoliaSweet Fern33
Consolida ambiguaLarkspur, Doubtful knight's-spur, Rocket Larkspur02
Debregeasia longifoliaWild Rhea11
Delphinium caeruleum 01
Drimys winteriWinter's Bark32
Eucalyptus gummiferaRed Bloodwood13
Ferula assa-foetidaAsafoetida - Devil's Dung. Hing (Indian), Asafetida33
Guizotia abyssinicaNiger Seed, Ramtilla31
Hedera helixIvy, English ivy, Algerian ivy, Baltic Ivy, Common Ivy03
Impatiens aurellaPaleyellow touch-me-not22
Impatiens ecalcarata 22
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