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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Balsamorhiza sagittataOregon Sunflower, Arrowleaf balsamroot42
Calluna vulgarisHeather, Scotch Heather22
Cassiope tetragonaWhite Arctic Mountain Heather00
Clematis columbianaRock Clematis01
Clematis douglasiiHairy Clematis01
Clematis ligusticifoliaWhite Clematis, Western white clematis, California clematis,02
Cowania mexicanaCliffrose02
Glycyrrhiza uralensisGan Cao34
Linum usitatissimumFlax, Common flax43
Lygodesmia junceaSkeleton Weed, Rush skeletonplant12
Phragmites australisCommon Reed, American common reed, Hybrid common reed, European common reed, Subtropical common re52
Pinus ponderosaPonderosa Pine, Washoe pine32
Populus trichocarpaWestern Balsam Poplar, Black cottonwood13
Scirpus affinis 20
Sequoia sempervirensCoastal Redwood, Redwood, California Redwood, Coast Redwood01
Thuja plicataWestern Red Cedar, Giant Arborvitae, Giant Cedar, Incense Cedar, Western Red Cedar12
Typha angustifoliaSmall Reed Mace, Narrowleaf cattail53
Typha bungeana 43
Typha davidiana 43
Typha domingensisSouthern Cattail43
Typha glaucaHybrid cattail40
Typha latifoliaReedmace, Broadleaf cattail, Bullrush, Nailrod53
Typha laxmannii 41
Typha orientalisBroadleaf Cumbungi43
Verbascum thapsusGreat Mullein, Common mullein, Aaron's Rod, Flannel Plant, Hag Taper, Mullein, Torches, Velvet Plant13
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