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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abies balsameaBalsam Fir35
Abies concolorColorado Fir, White fir02
Abies fraseriShe Balsam, Fraser fir, Southern Balsam Fir13
Abies lasiocarpaSubalpine Fir, Alpine Fir22
Abutilon theophrastiChina Jute, Velvetleaf, Butterprint Buttonweed Jute, China Mallow, Indian Velvet Leaf32
Acacia farnesianaSweet Acacia, Perfume Acacia, Huisache22
Acer spicatumMountain Maple22
Agastache foeniculumAnise Hyssop, Blue giant hyssop51
Agoseris glaucaMountain Dandelion, Pale agoseris, False agoseris11
Allium cernuumNodding Onion, New Mexican nodding onion52
Alnus viridis crispaAmerican Green Alder12
Ambrosia trifidaGiant Ragweed, Great ragweed, Texan great ragweed, Bitterweed, Bloodweed, Buffalo Weed, Horse Cane13
Anaphalis margaritaceaPearly Everlasting, Western pearly everlasting12
Anchusa azureaAnchusa, Italian bugloss21
Anemone cylindricaCandle Anemone02
Anemone virginianaTall Thimbleweed01
Angelica anomala 02
Angelica dahuricaBai Zhi23
Anthriscus cerefoliumChervil, Garden chervil32
Aplectrum hyemalePutty Root, Adam and eve01
Aralia racemosaAmerican Spikenard33
Arctostaphylos manzanitaManzanita, Whiteleaf manzanita, Konocti manzanita, Contra Costa manzanita, Roof's manzanita, Wieslan31
Arctostaphylos patulaGreenleaf Manzanita31
Arctostaphylos uva-ursiBearberry34
Arisaema triphyllumJack In The Pulpit, Dragonroot, Indian Turnip32
Aristotelia chilensisMacqui31
Aristotelia serrata 31
Artemisia biennisBiennial Wormwood11
Artemisia campestrisField Southernwood02
Artemisia frigidaFringed Wormwood, Prairie sagewort22
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