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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abies grandisGrand Fir, Giant Fir, Lowland White Fir22
Abies lasiocarpaSubalpine Fir, Alpine Fir22
Abutilon theophrastiChina Jute, Velvetleaf, Butterprint Buttonweed Jute, China Mallow, Indian Velvet Leaf32
Adonis aestivalisPheasant's Eye, Summer pheasant's eye01
Agave americanaAgave, American century plant33
Agave parryiCentury Plant, Parry's agave, Mescal31
Agave utahensis discretaCentury Plant31
Agave utahensis eborispinaCentury Plant31
Agoseris glaucaMountain Dandelion, Pale agoseris, False agoseris11
Akebia quinataAkebia, Chocolate vine, Fiveleaf Akebia, Chocolate Vine42
Alhagi manniferaManna Tree22
Alhagi maurorumCamel Thorn22
Aloe veraAloe Vera, Barbados aloe, First Aid Plant, Medicinal Aloe15
Althaea officinalisMarsh Mallow, Common marshmallow55
Amelanchier alnifoliaSaskatoon, Saskatoon serviceberry, Serviceberry52
Anemarrhena asphodeloidesZhi Mu03
Angelica polymorpha 22
Angelica sinensisDang Gui - Dong Quai - Chinese Angelica05
Anthyllis vulnerariaKidney Vetch12
Artemisia tilesiiWormwood, Tilesius' wormwood12
Asarum caudatumWild Ginger, British Columbia wildginger32
Asclepias incarnataSwamp Milkweed, Swamp Butterfly Weed, Marsh Milkweed32
Asclepias quadrifoliaFourleaf Milkweed22
Asimina trilobaPapaw42
Asparagus officinalisAsparagus, Garden asparagus43
Asplenium adiantum-nigrumBlack Spleenwort02
Asplenium trichomanesMaidenhair Spleenwort, Dense spleenwort, Toothed spleenwort, Brightgreen spleenwort11
Aster macrophyllusBigleaf Aster21
Astragalus hamosusEuropean milkvetch12
Atherosperma moschatumBlack Sassafras22
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