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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Adiantum capillus-venerisMaidenhair Fern, Common maidenhair, Southern Maidenhair Fern, Venus Maidenhair Fern, Venus's Hair Fe22
Cedrus atlanticaAtlas Deodar, Atlantic cedar02
Chlorogalum pomeridianumSoap Lily, Wavyleaf soap plant32
Claytonia sibiricaPink Purslane, Siberian springbeauty41
Datura stramoniumThorn Apple, Jimsonweed, Jamestown Weed04
Drimys winteriWinter's Bark32
Dryopteris dilatataShield Fern24
Eupatorium japonicumPei Lan13
Heracleum sphondylium montanumCow Parsnip32
Juniperus scopulorumRocky Mountain Juniper, Weeping Rocky Mountian Juniper, Colorado Red Cedar32
Lomatium dissectumFernleaf Biscuitroot, Carrotleaf biscuitroot42
Lonicera involucrataTwinberry, Twinberry honeysuckle22
Lycopus virginicusBugleweed, Virginia water horehound23
Malva parvifloraCheeseweed, Cheeseweed mallow32
Oplopanax horridusDevil's Club22
Petroselinum crispumParsley44
Polystichum munitumGiant Holly Fern, Western swordfern12
Ricinus communisCastor-Oil Plant, Castorbean, Palma Christi, Wonder Tree, Castor Oil Plant14
Saussurea roylei 02
Thuja plicataWestern Red Cedar, Giant Arborvitae, Giant Cedar, Incense Cedar, Western Red Cedar12
Urginea maritimaSea Squill, Red squill03
Urtica dioicaStinging Nettle, California nettle55
Urtica gracilisStinging Nettle33
Urtica holosericeaStinging Nettle32
Urtica lyalliiStinging Nettle33
Urtica piluliferaRoman Nettle33
Urtica proceraStinging Nettle, California nettle32
Urtica urensAnnual Nettle33
Vicia giganteaGiant Vetch21
Yucca glaucaSoapweed, Soapweed yucca, Gurney's yucca, American Vetch, Yucca, Narrowleaf Yucca, Soapweed22
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