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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abies concolorColorado Fir, White fir02
Abies grandisGrand Fir, Giant Fir, Lowland White Fir22
Abies lasiocarpaSubalpine Fir, Alpine Fir22
Acer macrophyllumOregon Maple, Bigleaf maple, Oregon Maple31
Achlys triphyllaVanilla leaf, Sweet after death01
Alnus rhombifoliaWhite Alder12
Alnus rubraRed Alder, Oregon Alder22
Anemopsis californicaYerba Mansa22
Carya illinoinensisPecan41
Cedrus deodaraDeodar, Deodar cedar02
Cercocarpus ledifoliusMountain Mahogany, Curl-leaf mountain mahogany12
Chrysothamnus nauseosusRubber Rabbitbrush12
Commelina dianthifoliaBirdbill Dayflower21
Cornus rugosaRound-Leaved Dogwood01
Eriogonum microthecumSlender Buckwheat, Alpine slender buckwheat, San Bernardino buckwheat, Johnston's buckwheat, Panamin11
Heracleum sphondylium montanumCow Parsnip32
Ligusticum porteriPorter's Licorice Root13
Lonicera ciliosaOrange Honeysuckle22
Lonicera japonicaJapanese Honeysuckle23
Maianthemum dilatatumWild Lily Of The Valley, False lily of the valley21
Malus fuscaOregon Crab, Oregon crab apple32
Mentzelia multifloraManyflowered Mentzelia, Adonis blazingstar21
Nasturtium officinaleWatercress43
Nasturtium x sterileBrown Watercress43
Nymphaea odorataFragrant Water Lily, American white waterlily33
Oemleria cerasiformisOso Berry, Indian plum21
Paeonia browniiBrown's Peony12
Paronychia argenteaAlgerian Tea11
Paronychia capitataAlgerian Tea11
Petasites palmatusSweet Butterbur, Golden Palms Coltsfoot, Sweet Coltsfoot, Butterbur21
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