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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Calystegia sepiumHedge Bindweed, Hedge false bindweed, Appalachia false bindweed, Bingham's false bindweed21
Calystegia soldanellaSea Bindweed, Seashore false bindweed11
Caragana decorticans 00
Caragana pygmaeaPygmy Peashrub10
Convolvulus arvensisField Bindweed12
Corylus cornutaBeaked Hazel, California hazelnut, Turkish Filbert, Turkish Hazel31
Dirca occidentalisLeather Wood, Western leatherwood00
Dirca palustrisLeather Wood, Eastern leatherwood02
Edgeworthia chrysanthaOriental paperbush01
Edgeworthia gardneriNepalese Paper Bush00
Edgeworthia papyriferaPaperbush, Oriental Paperbush10
Fraxinus excelsiorAsh, European ash, Common Ash22
Juglans mandschuricaManchurian Walnut31
Juncus effususSoft Rush, Common rush, Lamp rush, Pacific rush12
Lupinus arboreusTree Lupin, Yellow bush lupine00
Picea glaucaWhite Spruce, Black Hills Spruce, Canadian Spruce22
Picea marianaBlack Spruce, Swamp Spruce22
Picea sitchensisSitka Spruce22
Pinus banksianaJack Pine22
Pinus contortaBeach Pine, Lodgepole pine, Bolander beach pine, Beach pine, Sierra lodgepole pine, Yukon pine, Shor32
Populus trichocarpaWestern Balsam Poplar, Black cottonwood13
Prunus emarginataBitter Cherry22
Ribes divaricatumCoastal Black Gooseberry, Spreading gooseberry, Parish's gooseberry, Straggly gooseberry41
Ribes lacustrePrickly Blackcurrant, Prickly currant31
Ribes lobbiiGummy Gooseberry11
Ripogonum scandensSupple Jack21
Salix albaWhite Willow13
Salix alba caeruleaCricket Bat Willow13
Salix alba vitellinaGolden Willow13
Salix exiguaCoyote Willow, Narrowleaf willow12
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