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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Ammophila arenariaMarram Grass, European beachgrass10
Arctostaphylos glaucaBigberry Manzanita22
Arundo donaxGiant Reed, Giant Reed Grass32
Bassia scopariaSummer Cypress, Burningbush22
Bouteloua gracilisBlue Grama11
Bromus marginatusMountain Brome10
Calocedrus decurrensIncense Cedar, California Incense Cedar11
Camelina sativaGold Of Pleasure30
Cercocarpus montanusMountain Mahogany, Alderleaf mountain mahogany, Silver mountain mahogany, Island mountain mahogany,01
Chamaecyparis lawsonianaLawson Cypress, Port orford cedar, Oregon Cedar, Port Orford Cedar, Lawson's Cypress01
Cytisus scopariusBroom, Scotch broom, Common Broom13
Dalea candida oligophyllaWhite Prairie Clover31
Dalea purpureaPurple Prairie Clover21
Erica tetralixBog Heather, Crossleaf heath00
Fallugia paradoxaApache Plume00
Gutierrezia sarothraeBroomweed, Broom snakeweed02
Iris ensataJapanese Water Iris11
Koeleria macranthaJune Grass, Prairie Junegrass11
Lespedeza formosaOriental lespedeza00
Lespedeza junceaChinese Lespedeza, Juncea lespedeza11
Lespedeza maximowiczii 00
Lilaea scilloidesAwl-leaf lilaea00
Panicum capillareOld Witch Grass, Witchgrass21
Phragmites australisCommon Reed, American common reed, Hybrid common reed, European common reed, Subtropical common re52
Prunus americanaAmerican Plum, American Wild Plum, Wild Plum32
Ruscus aculeatusButcher's Broom - Knee Holly13
Salix taxifoliaYew-Leaf Willow12
Sorghum bicolorSorghum, Common wild sorghum, Grain sorghum, Sudangrass42
Symphoricarpos albus laevigatusSnowberry12
Symphoricarpos occidentalisWolfberry, Western snowberry11
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