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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abronia fragransSnowball Sand Verbena21
Acer glabrumRock Maple, Rocky Mountain maple, Douglas maple, Greene's maple, New Mexico maple, Torrey maple21
Allium canadenseCanadian Garlic, Meadow garlic, Fraser meadow garlic, Hyacinth meadow garlic42
Allium canadense mobilenseCanadian Garlic52
Allium vinealeCrow Garlic, Wild garlic, Compact onion, False Garlic, Wild, Onion32
Alnus glutinosaAlder, European alder , Common Alder, Black Alder03
Alnus rubraRed Alder, Oregon Alder22
Alnus rugosaSpeckled Alder02
Apocynum androsaemifoliumSpreading Dogbane02
Arundinaria giganteaCanebrake bamboo, Cane Reed, Giant cane31
Asarum europaeumAsarabacca, European Wild Ginger02
Asclepias tuberosaPleurisy Root, Butterfly milkweed, Rolfs' milkweed, Indian Paintbrush33
Baptisia lacteaWild Indigo01
Betula alleghaniensisYellow Birch, Swamp Birch32
Bryonia dioicaRed Bryony, Cretan bryony12
Buxus sempervirensBox, Common box, American Boxwood12
Chelone glabraBalmony, White turtlehead03
Colchicum autumnaleAutumn Crocus, Meadow Saffron,03
Convolvulus scammoniaScammony02
Cornus canadensisCreeping Dogwood, Bunchberry dogwood, Bunchberry42
Cornus rugosaRound-Leaved Dogwood01
Coronilla scorpioidesAnnual Scorpion Vetch, Yellow crownvetch01
Cytisus scopariusBroom, Scotch broom, Common Broom13
Daphne mezereumMezereon, Paradise plant, February Daphne02
Delphinium staphisagriaStavesacre02
Euonymus americanusStrawberry Bush, Bursting-heart02
Euonymus atropurpureusWahoo- Indian Arrow Wood - Burning Bush, Eastern wahoo12
Frasera caroliniensisAmerican Columbo02
Fraxinus excelsiorAsh, European ash, Common Ash22
Genista tinctoriaDyer's Greenweed, Common Woadwaxen, Broom12
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