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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Achyranthes asperaDevil's Horsewhip23
Aesculus californicaCalifornian Buckeye, California Horsechestnut31
Aesculus chinensisChinese Horse Chestnut31
Aesculus flavaSweet Buckeye, Yellow buckeye40
Aesculus glabraOhio Buckeye, Fetid Buckeye21
Aesculus hippocastanumHorse Chestnut, European Horsechestnut, Common Horsechestnut34
Aesculus indicaIndian Horse Chestnut31
Aesculus parvifloraBottlebrush buckeye21
Aesculus paviaRed Buckeye21
Aesculus turbinataJapanese Horse Chestnut20
Aesculus x carneaRed Horse Chestnut, Ruby Red Horsechestnut21
Agave americanaAgave, American century plant33
Agave parryiCentury Plant, Parry's agave, Mescal31
Agave utahensis discretaCentury Plant31
Agave utahensis eborispinaCentury Plant31
Anagallis arvensisScarlet Pimpernel22
Anemarrhena asphodeloidesZhi Mu03
Arctostaphylos manzanitaManzanita, Whiteleaf manzanita, Konocti manzanita, Contra Costa manzanita, Roof's manzanita, Wieslan31
Asparagus racemosusShatavari35
Astragalus garbancillo 00
Atriplex lentiformisQuail Bush, Big saltbush, Quailbush,31
Camellia sasanquaCamellia, Sasanqua camellia31
Ceanothus americanusNew Jersey Tea, Wild Snowball33
Ceanothus arboreusCatalina Mountain Lilac, Feltleaf ceanothus00
Ceanothus cuneatusBuckbrush, Sedgeleaf buckbrush, Monterey ceanothus21
Ceanothus divergensCropleaf Ceanothus, Calistoga ceanothus00
Ceanothus fendleriFendler's Ceanothus21
Ceanothus impressusSanta Barbara Ceanothus00
Ceanothus integerrimusDeer Brush21
Ceanothus maritimusMaritime Ceanothus00
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