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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abies concolorColorado Fir, White fir02
Abies grandisGrand Fir, Giant Fir, Lowland White Fir22
Abies lasiocarpaSubalpine Fir, Alpine Fir22
Acer macrophyllumOregon Maple, Bigleaf maple, Oregon Maple31
Achlys triphyllaVanilla leaf, Sweet after death01
Alnus rhombifoliaWhite Alder12
Alnus rubraRed Alder, Oregon Alder22
Anemopsis californicaYerba Mansa22
Berberis vulgarisEuropean Barberry, Common barberry33
Bergenia crassifoliaSiberian Tea20
Carex arenariaSand Sedge22
Carya illinoinensisPecan41
Cedrus deodaraDeodar, Deodar cedar02
Cercocarpus ledifoliusMountain Mahogany, Curl-leaf mountain mahogany12
Chrysothamnus nauseosusRubber Rabbitbrush12
Commelina dianthifoliaBirdbill Dayflower21
Cornus rugosaRound-Leaved Dogwood01
Equisetum arvenseField Horsetail23
Eriogonum microthecumSlender Buckwheat, Alpine slender buckwheat, San Bernardino buckwheat, Johnston's buckwheat, Panamin11
Heracleum sphondylium montanumCow Parsnip32
Ligusticum porteriPorter's Licorice Root13
Lonicera ciliosaOrange Honeysuckle22
Lonicera japonicaJapanese Honeysuckle23
Maianthemum dilatatumWild Lily Of The Valley, False lily of the valley21
Malus fuscaOregon Crab, Oregon crab apple32
Marrubium vulgareWhite Horehound, Horehound13
Mentzelia multifloraManyflowered Mentzelia, Adonis blazingstar21
Myrtus communisMyrtle, Foxtail Myrtle33
Nasturtium officinaleWatercress43
Nasturtium x sterileBrown Watercress43
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