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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acaenia anserinifoliaPirri-Pirri Bur11
Acanthus mollisBear's Breeches02
Achillea millefoliumYarrow, Boreal yarrow, California yarrow, Giant yarrow, Coast yarrow, Western yarrow, Pacific yarrow34
Acinos arvensisBasil Thyme21
Acorus gramineusGrass-leaved Sweet Rush, Japanese Sweet Flag, Dwarf Sweet Flag33
Adiantum pedatumNorthern Maidenhair,American Maidenhair Fern02
Adiantum venustumEvergreen Maidenhair Fern01
Aegopodium podagrariaGround Elder, Bishop's goutweed, Goutweed, Ground Elder, Bishop's Weed32
Aesculus parvifloraBottlebrush buckeye21
Ajuga australisAustralian Bugle01
Ajuga reptansBugle, Common Bugelweed, Bugleweed, Carpet Bugleweed, Carpetweed, Carpet Bugle23
Akebia quinataAkebia, Chocolate vine, Fiveleaf Akebia, Chocolate Vine42
Alchemilla xanthochloraLady's Mantle23
Androsace sarmentosaRock Jasmine02
Antennaria dioicaCatsfoot, Stoloniferous pussytoes02
Arabis caucasicaRock Cress, Wall Rockcress20
Arctostaphylos nevadensisPine-Mat Manzanita21
Arctostaphylos uva-ursiBearberry34
Arisarum vulgareFriar's Cowl20
Armeria maritimaSea Thrift, Thrift seapink, California seapink, Interior seapink, Siberian sea thrift11
Artemisia ludovicianaWhite Sage, Louisiana Sage, Prairie Sage, Western Mugwort22
Artemisia stellerianaBeach Wormwood, Oldwoman, Dusty Miller10
Aruncus dioicusGoat's Beard, Bride's feathers22
Asarum canadenseSnake Root, Canadian wildginger, Canada Wild Ginger, Wild Ginger33
Asarum caudatumWild Ginger, British Columbia wildginger32
Asarum europaeumAsarabacca, European Wild Ginger02
Asarum shuttleworthiiAsarabacca, Mottled Wild Ginger20
Aspidistra elatiorAspidistra, Cast Iron Plant02
Asplenium scolopendriumHart's Tongue Fern02
Aster macrophyllusBigleaf Aster21
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