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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abelmoschus moschatusMusk Mallow,Musk Okra23
Achillea erba-rotta moschataMusk Milfoil02
Achillea millefoliumYarrow, Boreal yarrow, California yarrow, Giant yarrow, Coast yarrow, Western yarrow, Pacific yarrow34
Achillea ptarmicaSneeze-Wort, Sneezeweed21
Actaea rubraRed Baneberry02
Aletris farinosaUnicorn Root - Colic Root, White colicroot13
Allium bisceptrumAspen Onion, Twincrest onion32
Allium cepaOnion, Garden onion53
Allium schoenoprasumChives, Wild chives, Flowering Onion52
Allium schoenoprasum sibiricumGiant Chives52
Alnus rubraRed Alder, Oregon Alder22
Alnus viridis crispaAmerican Green Alder12
Amelanchier alnifoliaSaskatoon, Saskatoon serviceberry, Serviceberry52
Angelica archangelicaAngelica, Norwegian angelica33
Apium graveolensWild Celery. Ajmod, Ajwain-ka-patta (Indian)33
Arctostaphylos manzanitaManzanita, Whiteleaf manzanita, Konocti manzanita, Contra Costa manzanita, Roof's manzanita, Wieslan31
Arctostaphylos tomentosaDowny Manzanita, Woollyleaf manzanita, Brittleleaf manzanita, Dacite manzanita, Rosy manzanita, San33
Artemisia absinthiumWormwood, Absinthium.13
Artemisia dracunculusTarragon, French Tarragon42
Artemisia vulgarisMugwort, Common wormwood, Felon Herb, Chrysanthemum Weed, Wild Wormwood23
Asarum caudatumWild Ginger, British Columbia wildginger32
Atractylodes japonicaJapanese Atractylodes23
Atractylodes lanceaCang Zhu13
Baptisia australisWild Indigo, Blue wild indigo, Blue False Indigo02
Barbarea vulgarisYellow Rocket, Garden yellowrocket31
Berberis vulgarisEuropean Barberry, Common barberry33
Brassica nigraBlack Mustard33
Capsicum annuumSweet Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Chili Pepper, Christmas Pepper, Red Pepper, Ornamental Chili Pepper43
Centaurium erythraeaCentaury - Feverwort, European centaury13
Cetraria islandicaIceland Moss, Island cetraria lichen, Oriental cetraria lichen33
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