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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Acer negundoBox Elder31
Acer platanoidesNorway Maple, Harlequin Maple20
Acer pseudoplatanusSycamore, Great Maple, Scottish Maple, Planetree Maple21
Acer saccharinumSilver Maple, River Maple, Soft Maple31
Alnus cordataItalian Alder00
Alnus glutinosaAlder, European alder , Common Alder, Black Alder03
Alnus rubraRed Alder, Oregon Alder22
Amelanchier alnifoliaSaskatoon, Saskatoon serviceberry, Serviceberry52
Amelanchier canadensisJuneberry, Canadian serviceberry, Serviceberry Downy, Shadblow, Shadbush, Serviceberry41
Amorpha canescensLead Plant22
Amorpha fruticosaFalse Indigo, False indigo bush12
Araucaria araucanaMonkey Puzzle Tree51
Arundo donaxGiant Reed, Giant Reed Grass32
Bumelia lanuginosaChittamwood20
Caragana arborescensSiberian Pea Tree, Siberian peashrub51
Caragana boisiiSiberian peatree40
Caragana fruticosaSiberian Peashrub,30
Casuarina cunninghamianaRiver She-Oak00
Casuarina glaucaSwamp Oak, Gray sheoak10
Cedrus deodaraDeodar, Deodar cedar02
Celtis occidentalisHackberry, Common hackberry31
Cornus asperifolia drummondiiRoughleaf Dogwood00
Cotoneaster conspicuusTibetan Cotoneaster, Cotoneaster00
Crataegus aestivalisEastern Mayhaw, May hawthorn, Mayhaw, Apple Hawthorn32
Cryptomeria japonicaJapanese Cedar, Sugi01
Cupressocyparis leylandiiLeyland Cypress00
Cupressus macrocarpaMonterey Cypress01
Eucalyptus dumosaWater Mallee10
Eucalyptus gummiferaRed Bloodwood13
Eucalyptus johnstoniiYellow Gum, Johnston's gum00
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