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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acer pseudoplatanusSycamore, Great Maple, Scottish Maple, Planetree Maple21
Acer rubrumRed Maple, Drummond's maple, Swamp Maple31
Alnus cordataItalian Alder00
Alnus glutinosaAlder, European alder , Common Alder, Black Alder03
Alnus incanaGrey Alder, Speckled alder, Thinleaf alder, White Alder00
Alnus rubraRed Alder, Oregon Alder22
Alnus rugosaSpeckled Alder02
Alnus sinuataSitka Alder11
Alnus tenuifoliaMountain Alder, Thinleaf alder12
Arctostaphylos uva-ursiBearberry34
Betula ermaniiGold Birch01
Betula papyriferaPaper Birch, Mountain paper birch, Kenai birch32
Betula pendulaSilver Birch, European white birch, Common Birch, Warty Birch, European White Birch33
Betula populifoliaGrey Birch21
Betula pubescensWhite Birch, Downy birch33
Buddleia paniculata 01
Haloxylon ammodendronSaxaul00
Haloxylon persicumSalt Tree00
Hippophae rhamnoidesSea Buckthorn, Seaberry55
Hippophae salicifoliaWillow-Leaved Sea Buckthorn53
Larix deciduaLarch, European Larch, Common Larch23
Lupinus arboreusTree Lupin, Yellow bush lupine00
Populus balsamiferaBalsam Poplar, Black cottonwood13
Populus deltoidesEastern Cottonwood, Plains cottonwood, Rio Grande cottonwood, Necklace Poplar22
Populus grandidentataCanadian Aspen, Bigtooth aspen11
Populus tremuloidesAmerican Aspen - Poplar, Quaking aspen13
Prunus pensylvanicaPin Cherry22
Prunus spinosaSloe - Blackthorn32
Prunus virginianaChokecherry, Western chokecherry, Black chokecherry32
Rhus glabraSmooth Sumach43
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