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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Anemopsis californicaYerba Mansa22
Arctostaphylos uva-ursiBearberry34
Berberis vulgarisEuropean Barberry, Common barberry33
Coix lacryma-jobiJob's Tears33
Echinocystis lobataWild Cucumber01
Elaeagnus commutataSilverberry32
Euonymus fimbriatus 00
Iris germanicaPurple Flag, German iris, Orris-root, Tall Bearded German Iris, Bearded Iris13
Iris germanica florentinaOrris, Orris-root13
Juglans nigraBlack Walnut33
Juniperus monospermaOne-Seed Juniper32
Juniperus occidentalisWestern Juniper32
Juniperus osteospermaDesert Juniper, Utah juniper22
Juniperus scopulorumRocky Mountain Juniper, Weeping Rocky Mountian Juniper, Colorado Red Cedar32
Koelreuteria paniculataGolden Rain Tree, Varnish Tree21
Lithospermum incisumNarrow-Leaf Gromwell, Narrowleaf stoneseed12
Lithospermum ruderaleWestern Gromwell, Western Stoneseed12
Melia azederachBead Tree, Pride of India, Chinaberry33
Paeonia browniiBrown's Peony12
Paeonia caucasica 01
Peumus boldusBoldu, Boldo23
Prunus cerasoidesWild Himalayan Cherry22
Styrax japonicaJapanese Storax20
Styrax officinalisStorax Tree11
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