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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abies albaSilver Fir, Christmas Tree Fir, European Silver Fir, Silver23
Abies balsameaBalsam Fir35
Abies fraseriShe Balsam, Fraser fir, Southern Balsam Fir13
Abies lasiocarpaSubalpine Fir, Alpine Fir22
Achillea millefoliumYarrow, Boreal yarrow, California yarrow, Giant yarrow, Coast yarrow, Western yarrow, Pacific yarrow34
Agave americanaAgave, American century plant33
Agave parryiCentury Plant, Parry's agave, Mescal31
Agave utahensis discretaCentury Plant31
Agave utahensis eborispinaCentury Plant31
Alliaria petiolataGarlic Mustard32
Allium ampeloprasumWild Leek, Broadleaf wild leek53
Allium cepaOnion, Garden onion53
Allium cepa aggregatumPotato Onion43
Allium cepa ascalonicumShallot53
Allium cepa proliferumTree Onion, Walking Onion53
Allium porrumLeek, Garden leek42
Allium sativumGarlic, Cultivated garlic55
Allium sativum ophioscorodonSerpent Garlic55
Allium ursinumWild Garlic53
Anaphalis margaritaceaPearly Everlasting, Western pearly everlasting12
Anemarrhena asphodeloidesZhi Mu03
Anemone canadensisCanadian Anemone02
Anemone cylindricaCandle Anemone02
Anemopsis californicaYerba Mansa22
Angelica decursiva 22
Arbutus unedoStrawberry Tree42
Arctostaphylos glaucaBigberry Manzanita22
Arctostaphylos tomentosaDowny Manzanita, Woollyleaf manzanita, Brittleleaf manzanita, Dacite manzanita, Rosy manzanita, San33
Arctostaphylos uva-ursiBearberry34
Arisaema triphyllumJack In The Pulpit, Dragonroot, Indian Turnip32
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