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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acer macrophyllumOregon Maple, Bigleaf maple, Oregon Maple31
Acer rubrumRed Maple, Drummond's maple, Swamp Maple31
Acer saccharinumSilver Maple, River Maple, Soft Maple31
Acer saccharumSugar Maple, Florida Maple, Hard Maple, Rock Maple42
Acer tataricumTatarian Maple20
Acer truncatumShantung Maple, Purpleblow Maple10
Achillea millefoliumYarrow, Boreal yarrow, California yarrow, Giant yarrow, Coast yarrow, Western yarrow, Pacific yarrow34
Allium tricoccumWood Leek, Ramp42
Allium ursinumWild Garlic53
Apios americanaGround Nut51
Atriplex hortensisOrach, Garden orache42
Beta vulgaris flavescensSwiss Chard42
Brassica oleracea botrytisCauliflower40
Brassica oleracea italicaBroccoli50
Capsicum annuumSweet Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Chili Pepper, Christmas Pepper, Red Pepper, Ornamental Chili Pepper43
Caragana arborescensSiberian Pea Tree, Siberian peashrub51
Chamaemelum nobileChamomile, Roman chamomile25
Chrysanthemum coronariumChop-Suey Greens32
Elaeagnus angustifoliaOleaster, Russian olive42
Elaeagnus commutataSilverberry32
Elaeagnus multifloraGoumi, Cherry silverberry52
Elaeagnus umbellataAutumn Olive42
Elaeagnus x ebbingeiElaeagnus, Ebbing's Silverberry52
Juglans ailanthifoliaJapanese Walnut31
Lavandula angustifoliaEnglish Lavender, True Lavender23
Lavandula x intermediaLavender, Lavandin22
Marrubium vulgareWhite Horehound, Horehound13
Medicago sativaAlfalfa, Yellow alfalfa43
Mentha australis 02
Monarda didymaBergamot, Scarlet beebalm, Horsemint, Oswego Tea, Bee Balm32
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