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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acacia angustissimaPrairie acacia. Timbre. Fernleaf Acacia23
Acer saccharinumSilver Maple, River Maple, Soft Maple31
Acer saccharumSugar Maple, Florida Maple, Hard Maple, Rock Maple42
Acer saccharum nigrumBlack Maple41
Achillea millefoliumYarrow, Boreal yarrow, California yarrow, Giant yarrow, Coast yarrow, Western yarrow, Pacific yarrow34
Achillea ptarmicaSneeze-Wort, Sneezeweed21
Actinidia argutaTara Vine50
Actinidia deliciosaKiwi Fruit51
Actinidia kolomiktaKiwi40
Actinidia purpureaPurple hardy kiwi40
Adiantum pedatumNorthern Maidenhair,American Maidenhair Fern02
Agastache foeniculumAnise Hyssop, Blue giant hyssop51
Alcea roseaHollyhock32
Allium ampeloprasumWild Leek, Broadleaf wild leek53
Allium canadenseCanadian Garlic, Meadow garlic, Fraser meadow garlic, Hyacinth meadow garlic42
Allium cepa aggregatumPotato Onion43
Allium cepa proliferumTree Onion, Walking Onion53
Allium cernuumNodding Onion, New Mexican nodding onion52
Allium fistulosumWelsh Onion52
Allium schoenoprasumChives, Wild chives, Flowering Onion52
Allium tricoccumWood Leek, Ramp42
Allium tuberosumGarlic Chives, Chinese chives, Oriental Chives,52
Alnus cordataItalian Alder00
Alnus incanaGrey Alder, Speckled alder, Thinleaf alder, White Alder00
Alnus rugosaSpeckled Alder02
Alnus serrulataSmooth Alder, Hazel alder02
Althaea officinalisMarsh Mallow, Common marshmallow55
Amelanchier alnifoliaSaskatoon, Saskatoon serviceberry, Serviceberry52
Amelanchier arboreaDowny Serviceberry, Alabama serviceberry, Juneberry, Common Serviceberry, Downy Serviceberry31
Amelanchier bartramianaOblongfruit serviceberry30
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