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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abies concolorColorado Fir, White fir02
Abies proceraNoble Fir01
Acer pensylvanicumMoosewood, Striped maple, Moosewood, Pennsylvania Maple01
Adiantum pedatumNorthern Maidenhair,American Maidenhair Fern02
Agastache foeniculumAnise Hyssop, Blue giant hyssop51
Andromeda polifoliaMarsh Andromeda, Bog rosemary21
Aplectrum hyemalePutty Root, Adam and eve01
Arachis hypogaeaPeanut42
Aralia nudicaulisWild Sarsaparilla43
Ardisia crispa 11
Aristolochia kaempferi 02
Aristolochia rotundaSnakeroot02
Asplenium adiantum-nigrumBlack Spleenwort02
Aster amellusIalian Aster22
Astragalus hoantchyWu La Te Huang Qi11
Astragalus membranaceusHuang Qi05
Baillonella toxispermaAfrican Pearwood, False Shea Butternut33
Belamcanda chinensisLeopard Lily, Blackberry lily, Leopard Flower13
Bletilla striataHyacinth Orchid, Urn orchid, Hyacinth Bletilla, Hardy Orchid, Chinese Ground Orchid03
Botrychium virginianumRattlesnake Fern12
Bryonia dioicaRed Bryony, Cretan bryony12
Bupleurum chinenseBei Chai Hu23
Bupleurum falcatumThorow-Wax22
Carpesium abrotanoides 22
Ceanothus cuneatusBuckbrush, Sedgeleaf buckbrush, Monterey ceanothus21
Cedrus atlanticaAtlas Deodar, Atlantic cedar02
Cercis canadensisRedbud, Eastern redbud, Mexican redbud,Texas redbud32
Chenopodium capitatumStrawberry Blite, Blite goosefoot31
Chilopsis linearisDesert Willow11
Chrysothamnus nauseosusRubber Rabbitbrush12
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