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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Betula alnoides 21
Betula alleghaniensisYellow Birch, Swamp Birch32
Betula ermaniiGold Birch01
Betula glandulosaScrub Birch21
Betula kenaicaKenai Birch31
Betula lentaCherry Birch, Sweet birch, Black Birch, Cherry Birch33
Betula nanaDwarf Birch22
Betula nigraRiver Birch, Black Birch, Red Birch, Water Birch, River Birch32
Betula occidentalisWater Birch32
Betula papyriferaPaper Birch, Mountain paper birch, Kenai birch32
Betula pendulaSilver Birch, European white birch, Common Birch, Warty Birch, European White Birch33
Betula platyphyllaWhite Birch, Asian white birch,22
Betula populifoliaGrey Birch21
Betula pubescensWhite Birch, Downy birch33
Betula schmidtiiSchmidt's Birch00
Betula utilisIndian Paper Birch, Whitebarked Himilayan Birch, Jacquemontii Birch02
Viola tricolorHeartsease, Johnny jumpup, Field Pansy,23
Daphne mezereumMezereon, Paradise plant, February Daphne02
Mahonia aquifoliumOregon Grape, Hollyleaved barberry, Oregon Holly Grape, Oregon Holly33
Avena sativaOats, Common oat33
Arachis hypogaeaPeanut42
Quillaja saponariaSoap-Bark Tree, Soapbark03
Urtica dioicaStinging Nettle, California nettle55
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