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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acer circinatumVine Maple21
Acer macrophyllumOregon Maple, Bigleaf maple, Oregon Maple31
Acer rubrumRed Maple, Drummond's maple, Swamp Maple31
Acorus calamusSweet Flag - Calamus34
Adenostoma fasciculatumGreasewood01
Adiantum pedatumNorthern Maidenhair,American Maidenhair Fern02
Akebia quinataAkebia, Chocolate vine, Fiveleaf Akebia, Chocolate Vine42
Akebia trifoliataAkebia, Threeleaf Akebia42
Akebia x pentaphylla 40
Alnus rhombifoliaWhite Alder12
Ammophila arenariaMarram Grass, European beachgrass10
Anthoxanthum odoratumSweet Vernal Grass22
Arenga pinnataSolitary Sugar Palm41
Artemisia tridentataSage Brush, Big sagebrush, Bonneville big sagebrush32
Arundinaria giganteaCanebrake bamboo, Cane Reed, Giant cane31
Arundo donaxGiant Reed, Giant Reed Grass32
Attalea speciosaBabassu, American Oil Palm, Motacu, Motacuchi42
Bactris gasipaesPeach Palm, Pupunha52
Bambusa atraClumping Bamboo. Long pipe bamboo.20
Bambusa bambosGiant Thorny Bamboo33
Bambusa blumeanaSpiny Bamboo. Spiny bamboo, Thorny bamboo20
Bambusa heterostachyaMalay Dwarf Green00
Bambusa tuldaBengal Bamboo. Spineless Indian bamboo20
Bambusa vulgarisCommon Bamboo32
Bauhinia vahliiMalu Creeper, Adda Leaf, Pahur Camel's Foot Creeper23
Berberidopsis corallinaCoral Plant00
Bobartia indicaRush Iris00
Borassus aethiopumAfrican Fan Palm, Palmyra Palm42
Borassus flabelliferPalmyra Palm42
Borinda grossa 00
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