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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Agrimonia eupatoriaAgrimony, Churchsteeples23
Allium vinealeCrow Garlic, Wild garlic, Compact onion, False Garlic, Wild, Onion32
Anemopsis californicaYerba Mansa22
Arctium lappaGreat Burdock, Gobo45
Arctium minusLesser Burdock35
Arctostaphylos alpinaAlpine Bearberry21
Aster macrophyllusBigleaf Aster21
Carduus nutansMusk Thistle, Nodding plumeless thistle22
Citrus sinensisSweet Orange43
Comptonia peregrinaSweet Fern33
Comptonia peregrina asplenifoliaSweet Fern33
Daucus pusillusRattlesnake Weed, American wild carrot22
Ephedra nevadensisMormon Tea, Nevada jointfir33
Ephedra viridisMormon Tea, Brigham Tea, Long Leaf Ephedra, Mountain Joint Fir, Mormon Tea, Ephedra23
Eriodictyon trichocalyxHairy Yerba Santa11
Grindelia robustaGreat Valley Gumweed12
Hemerocallis fulvaCommon Day Lily, Orange daylily, Tawny Daylily, Double Daylily52
Hippophae tibetanaTibetan Sea Buckthorn43
Holodiscus discolorCreambush, Oceanspray12
Juglans nigraBlack Walnut33
Juglans regiaWalnut, English walnut, Persian Walnut,43
Larix occidentalisWestern Larch22
Ledum groenlandicumLabrador Tea, Bog Labrador tea23
Lewisia redivivaBitter-Root22
Lysichiton americanusYellow Skunk Cabbage, American skunkcabbage32
Melittis melissophyllumBastard Balm11
Mentha satureioidesNative Pennyroyal22
Micromeria chamissonisYerba Buena22
Myrsine africanaCape Myrtle13
Oxalis violaceaViolet Wood Sorrel31
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