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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia aneuraMulga Acacia30
Agave utahensis discretaCentury Plant31
Agave utahensis eborispinaCentury Plant31
Borassus flabelliferPalmyra Palm42
Bouteloua gracilisBlue Grama11
Cornus floridaFlowering Dogwood22
Dipsacus sativusFuller's Teasel, Indian teasel02
Erica vagansCornish Heath, Cornish heath00
Hilaria jamesiiGalleta, James' galleta00
Jubaea chilensisChilean Wine Palm, Chile cocopalm30
Koeleria macranthaJune Grass, Prairie Junegrass11
Leymus condensatusGiant Wild Rye21
Sabal palmettoCabbage Palmetto, Blue Palmetto, Common Palmetto21
Serenoa repensSaw Palmetto23
Sporobolus cryptandrusSand Dropseed30
Thuja plicataWestern Red Cedar, Giant Arborvitae, Giant Cedar, Incense Cedar, Western Red Cedar12
Yucca aloifoliaSpanish Bayonet, Aloe yucca, Dagger Plant, Yucca, Spanish Bayonet31
Yucca angustissimaNarrowleaf yucca, Kanab yucca, Toft's yucca, Yucca30
Yucca baccataSpanish Bayonet, Banana yucca, Blue Yucca, Spanish Yucca41
Yucca brevifoliaJoshua Tree, Jaeger's Joshua tree, Yucca, Joshua Tree30
Yucca filamentosaSpoonleaf Yucca, Adam's needle, Desert Candle, Needle Palm, St. Peter's Palm, Spanish Bayonet, Comm31
Yucca glaucaSoapweed, Soapweed yucca, Gurney's yucca, American Vetch, Yucca, Narrowleaf Yucca, Soapweed22
Yucca schidigeraMojave Yucca, Yucca30
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