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Index of Common Names: P
Latin NameCommon NameFamilySynonymsEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abies balsameaBalsam FirPinaceaePinus balsamea.35
Abies concolorColorado Fir, White firPinaceaePicea concolor.02
Abies fraseriShe Balsam, Fraser fir, Southern Balsam FirPinaceaePinus fraseri.13
Acacia verticillataPrickly MosesFabaceae or Leguminosae 10
Acaenia anserinifoliaPirri-Pirri BurRosaceaeA. novae-zelandiae. A. sanguisorbae.11
Acourtia microcephalaSacapelloteAsteraceae or CompositaePerezia microcephala.01
Acrocarpus fraxinifoliusPink Cedar, Shingle TreeFabaceaeAcrocarpus combretiflorus Teijsm. & Binn. Acrocarpus grandis (Miq.) Miq. Mezoneurum grande Miq.00
Adonis aestivalisPheasant's Eye, Summer pheasant's eyeRanunculaceae 01
Adonis vernalisPheasant's Eye, Spring pheasant's eyeRanunculaceae 03
Aechmea magdalenaePingwing. Ixtle, Pita plantBromeliaceaeAnanas magdalenae (Andre) Standl. ex Standl. & S.Calderen Bromelia longissima Pos.-Arang. Bromelia magdalenae (Andre) C.H.Wright Chevaliera magdalenae Andre Chevalieria magdalenae Andre30
Aesculus californicaCalifornian Buckeye, California HorsechestnutHippocastanaceaePavia californica.31
Aesculus indicaIndian Horse ChestnutHippocastanaceaePavia indica.31
Agathis mooreiPacific Kauri, Moore KauriAraucariaceaeAgathis corbassonii de Laub. Dammara lanceolata Vieill. Dammara moorei Lindl. Salisburyodendron corb10
Agave salmianaPulque Agave, Giant AgaveAsparagaceaeAgave atrovirens sigmatophylla A.Berger Agave coarctata Jacobi Agave cochlearis Jacobi Agave compluviata Trel. Agave jacobiana Salm-Dyck Agave lehmannii Jacobi Agave mitraeformis Jacobi Agave quiotifera Trel. ex Ochot. Agave tehuacanensis Karw. ex Salm-Dyck30
Albizia lucidiorPotka siris treeFabaceaeAlbizia gamblei Prain Albizia lucida (Roxb.) Benth. Albizia meyeri Ricker Inga lucidior Steud. Mimosa lucida Roxb.00
Allium aflatunensePersian Onion, Ornamental OnionAlliaceae 22
Allium cepa aggregatumPotato OnionAlliaceae 43
Allium drummondiiPrairie Onion, Drummond's onionAlliaceaeA. nuttallii32
Allium stellatumPrairie Onion, Autumn onionAlliaceae 32
Aloe perryiPerry's AloeXanthorrhoeaceae 04
Alstroemeria aureaPeruvian LilyAmaryllidaceaeA. aurantiaca. D.Don.10
Alstroemeria haemanthaPurple-spot parrot-lilyAmaryllidaceaeA. simsii30
Alstroemeria pelegrinaPeruvian LilyAmaryllidaceae 20
Althaea cannabinaPalm-leaf marshmallowMalvaceaeA. kotschyi. A. narbonensis.00
Amaranthus albusProstrate PigweedAmaranthaceae 20
Amaranthus cruentusPurple Amaranth, Red amaranthAmaranthaceaeA. hybridus cruentus. Thell.40
Amaranthus hypochondriacusPrince's Feather, Prince-of-wales featherAmaranthaceaeA. hybridus hypochondriachus. (L.)Thell.43
Amaranthus powelliiPowell's AmaranthAmaranthaceae 20
Amaranthus retroflexusPigweed, Redroot amaranth, Wild BeetAmaranthaceae 32
Amelanchier alnifolia semiintegrifoliaPacific ServiceberryRosaceaeA. alnifolia. non Nutt. A. florida. A. oxyodon51
Amelanchier interiorPacific serviceberryRosaceae 30
Amelanchier pallidaPale ServiceberryRosaceaeA. alnifolia. non Nutt. A. gracilis. A. siskiyouensis. A. subintegra.31
Amelanchier sanguineaRoundleaf Serviceberry, Gaspé serviceberryRosaceaePyrus sanguinea.30
Ampelopsis arboreaPepper VineVitaceae 20
Ampelopsis brevipedunculataPorcelain Berry, Amur peppervine, Blueberry Climber, Porcelain Berry VineVitaceaeA. heterophylla amurensis. Cissus brevipedunculata.22
Anacamptis pyramidalisPyramidal OrchidOrchidaceaeOrchis pyramidalis.21
Ananas comosusPineappleBromeliaceaeAnanas ananas (L.) H.Karst. ex Voss Ananas argentata J.C.Wendl. ex Schult. & Schult.f. Ananas aurata52
Anaphalis margaritaceaPearly Everlasting, Western pearly everlastingAsteraceae or CompositaeAntennaria margaritacea. Gnaphalium margaritaceum.12
Anethum graveolensDillApiaceae or UmbelliferaePeucedanum graveolens.43
Angelica atropurpureaPurplestem AngelicaApiaceae or UmbelliferaeArchangelica atropurpurea. (L.)Hoffm.22
Angelica decursiva Apiaceae or UmbelliferaePeucedanum decursivum. (Miq.)Maxim.22
Annona liebmannianaPosh-teAnnonaceaeAnnona scleroderma Saff. Annona testudinea Saff.40
Aphanes arvensisParsley Piert, Field parsley piertRosaceae 23
Aplectrum hyemalePutty Root, Adam and eveOrchidaceae 01
Arachis glabrataPerennial peanutFabaceaeArachis prostrata Benth.00
Arachis hypogaeaPeanutFabaceae or LeguminosaeArachis nambyquarae. Lathyrus esquirolii.42
Arachis pintoiPinto peanutFabaceaeNone Known00
Araucaria angustifoliaParana Pine. Brazilian-pine, Candelabra-tree.AraucariaceaeAraucaria brasiliana A.Rich. Araucaria brasiliensis A.Rich. Araucaria brasiliensis Lamb. ex Loudon Columbea angustifolia Bertol.20
Arctostaphylos nevadensisPine-Mat ManzanitaEricaceaeA. parviflora. Uva-ursi nevadensis.21
Arctostaphylos parryanaParry ManzanitaEricaceae 10
Arctostaphylos pungensPointleaf ManzanitaEricaceae 11
Argemone mexicanaPrickly Poppy, Mexican pricklypoppyPapaveraceaeA. ochroleuca.13
Aristolochia macrophyllaPipevine, Dutchman's PipeAristolochiaceae 01
Aronia arbutifoliaRed ChokeberryRosaceaePyrus arbutifolia.20
Aronia prunifoliaPurple ChokeberryRosaceae 20
Arthropodium milleflorumPale Vanilla LilyAsphodelaceaeA. paniculatum. A. pendulum.30
Asclepias halliiPurple Silkweed, Hall's milkweedAsclepiadaceae 31
Asclepias lanceolataPurple Silkweed, Fewflower milkweedAsclepiadaceaeA. paupercula.21
Asclepias purpurascensPurple MilkweedAsclepiadaceae 21
Asclepias sullivantiiPrairie milkweedAsclepiadaceae 00
Asclepias tuberosaPleurisy Root, Butterfly milkweed, Rolfs' milkweed, Indian PaintbrushAsclepiadaceae 33
Asimina trilobaPapawAnnonaceaeAnnona triloba.42
Asparagus sauveolens AsparagaceaeProtasparagus suaveolens. (Burch.)Oberm.10
Asparagus setaceusAsparagus Fern, Common asparagus fern, Plumosa FernAsparagaceaeProtasparagus setaceus. (Kunth.)Oberm.10
Aspidosperma polyneuronPeroba RosaApocynaceae 02
Asplenium scolopendriumHart's Tongue FernPolypodiaceaePhyllitis scolopendrium. (L.)Newman. Scolopendrium officinale. S. vulgaris.02
Aster puniceusPurplestem AsterAsteraceae or CompositaeA. hispidus. Lam.02
Astilbe chinensisPumila Spirea,Chinese AstilbeSaxifragaceae 10
Astragalus adscendensPersian MannaFabaceae or Leguminosae 20
Astragalus pictus-filifoliusPainted MilkvetchFabaceae or LeguminosaeA. ceramicus.40
Astroloma pinifoliumPine HeathEpacridaceae 30
Athyrium niponicumPainted Fern, Japanese Silver Painted FernDryopteridaceae 10
Atriplex powelliiPowell's SaltweedChenopodiaceaeA. philonitra.20
Attalea colendaPalma real, ChivilaArecaceaeYnesa colenda O.F.Cook40
Bactris gasipaesPeach Palm, PupunhaArecaceaeBactris caribaea H.Karst. Bactris ciliata (Ruiz & Pav.) Mart. Bactris coccinea Barb.Rodr. Bactris da52
Baptisia bracteataPlains Wild Indigo, Longbract wild indigo, False Indigo, Cream Wild IndigoFabaceae or LeguminosaeB. leucophaea. Nutt. B. villosa. Auct.02
Barringtonia novae hiberniaePao NutLecythidaceaeBarringtonia brosimos Merr. & L.M.Perry Barringtonia excelsa Guill. Barringtonia oblongifolia R.Knuth32
Barringtonia proceraPao nuts, Cut nutLecythidaceaeBarringtonia guppyana R.Knuth Barringtonia magnifica Lauterb. Barringtonia schuchardtiana K.Schum. Butonica procera Miers32
Betula papyriferaPaper Birch, Mountain paper birch, Kenai birchBetulaceaeBetula alba var. papyrifera, Betula lenta var. papyrifera32
Borassus flabelliferPalmyra PalmArecaceaeBorassus flabelliformis L.42
Boronia pinnataPinnate BoroniaRutaceae 00
Botrychium australeParsley FernOphioglossaceaeB. cicutarium. B. ternatum. B. virginianum. non Swartz.10
Brassica oleracea ramosaPerpetual KaleBrassicaceae or Cruciferae 40
Brassica rapa chinensisPak ChoiBrassicaceae or CruciferaeB. chinensis. B. napus chinensis. (L.)Schulz. B. parachinensis.41
Bromelia pinguinPinuela. PinguinBromeliaceaeAgallostachys fastuosa (Lindl.) Beer Agallostachys pinguin (L.) Beer Ananas pinguin (L.) Gaertn. Bromelia fastuosa Lindl. Bromelia ignea Beer Bromelia sepiaria Schult. & Schult.f. Karatas pinguin (L.) Mill.30
Broussonetia papyriferaPaper MulberryMoraceae 42
Bulnesia sarmientoiPao SantoZygophyllaceaeNo synonyms are recorded for this name.01
Bunium bulbocastanumPig Nut, Earth-nutApiaceae or UmbelliferaeApium bulbocastanum. Ligusticum bulbocastanum.41
Cacalia atriplicifoliaPale indian plantainAsteraceae or CompositaeArnoglossum atriplicifolium (L.)H.E.Robins.11
Caesalpinia echinataPau Brasil, Brazil Wood, Indian SavinFabaceaeGuilandina echinata (Lam.) Spreng.02
Cajanus cajanPigeon Pea, Puerto Rico Bean, Gandul, Dhal, Congo PeaFabaceaeCajanus indicus Spreng. Cytisus cajan L.42
Calamus caesiusRotan SegaArecaceaePalmijuncus caesius (Blume) Kuntze.Calamus glaucescens Blume [Illegitimate]. Palmijuncus glaucescens20
Calamus ovoideusEgg-shaped Rattan. Rotan OvoidArecaceaePalmijuncus ovoideus (Thwaites ex Trimen) Kuntze20
Calamus radiatusRotan Rays. Radial Leaf RotanArecaceaePalmijuncus radiatus (Thwaites) Kuntze00
Calandrinia polyandraParakeelyaPortulacaceae 20
Calendula officinalisPot Marigold, Common Marigold, Scotch Marigold, Ruddles, Pot MarigoldAsteraceae or CompositaeCalendula aurantiaca. Calendula eriocarpa. Calendula hydruntina. Caltha officinalis.35
Callirhoe involucrataPoppy Mallow, Purple poppymallow, Winecup, Finger Poppy MallowMalvaceaeC. lineariloba. Malva involucrata.32
Campanula parryiParry's Bellflower, Idaho bellflowerCampanulaceae 11
Canarium ovatumPili NutBurseraceaeCanarium melioides Elmer. Canarium pachyphyllum Perkins43
Caragana brevispinaPea Tree, Bebali kandaFabaceae or Leguminosae 41
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