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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Achillea millefoliumYarrow, Boreal yarrow, California yarrow, Giant yarrow, Coast yarrow, Western yarrow, Pacific yarrow34
Alcea roseaHollyhock32
Betula pendulaSilver Birch, European white birch, Common Birch, Warty Birch, European White Birch33
Betula pubescensWhite Birch, Downy birch33
Calendula officinaliscalendula, Pot Marigold35
Chamaemelum nobileChamomile, Roman chamomile25
Cichorium intybusChicory, Radicchio, Succory, Witloof43
Dryopteris filix-masMale Fern24
Fragaria vesca 'Semperflorens'Alpine Strawberry53
Juglans nigraBlack Walnut33
Osmunda regalisRoyal Fern, Flowering Fern02
Pteridium aquilinumBracken, Western brackenfern, Decomposition brackenfern, Hairy brackenfern22
Pteridium aquilinum esculentumBracken22
Quercus petraeaSessile Oak, Durmast oak23
Quercus roburPedunculate Oak, English oak43
Rumex crispusCurled Dock, Curly dock23
Salvia officinalisSage, Kitchen sage, Small Leaf Sage, Garden Sage45
Sambucus nigraElderberry - European Elder, Black elderberry, American black elderberry, Blue elderberry, Europea43
Sapium sebiferumVegetable Tallow, Chinese tallow, Popcorn Tree, Chinese Tallow Tree22
Sphagnum cymbilifoliumSphagnum Moss03
Symphytum asperumPrickly Comfrey32
Symphytum officinaleComfrey, Common comfrey35
Symphytum uplandicumComfrey35
Tanacetum vulgareTansy, Common tansy, Golden Buttons, Curly Leaf Tansy22
Taraxacum officinaleDandelion - Kukraundha, Kanphool, Common dandelion, Dandelion43
Tussilago farfaraColtsfoot33
Urtica angustifolia 30
Urtica breweriStinging nettle32
Urtica californicaStinging Nettle, California nettle22
Urtica cannabina 30
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