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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abies balsameaBalsam Fir35
Abies fraseriShe Balsam, Fraser fir, Southern Balsam Fir13
Abies grandisGrand Fir, Giant Fir, Lowland White Fir22
Abies lasiocarpaSubalpine Fir, Alpine Fir22
Abies spectabilisHimalayan Fir02
Acer macrophyllumOregon Maple, Bigleaf maple, Oregon Maple31
Achillea erba-rotta moschataMusk Milfoil02
Achillea millefoliumYarrow, Boreal yarrow, California yarrow, Giant yarrow, Coast yarrow, Western yarrow, Pacific yarrow34
Achillea santolina 01
Achillea sibiricaSiberian Yarrow11
Acmella oleraceaToothache plant, Paracress33
Aconitum heterophyllum 12
Aconitum palmatum 01
Acorus calamusSweet Flag - Calamus34
Acorus gramineusGrass-leaved Sweet Rush, Japanese Sweet Flag, Dwarf Sweet Flag33
Adiantum capillus-venerisMaidenhair Fern, Common maidenhair, Southern Maidenhair Fern, Venus Maidenhair Fern, Venus's Hair Fe22
Adiantum pedatumNorthern Maidenhair,American Maidenhair Fern02
Adiantum venustumEvergreen Maidenhair Fern01
Aesculus hippocastanumHorse Chestnut, European Horsechestnut, Common Horsechestnut34
Ageratina altissimaWhite Snakeroot, Richweed02
Agrimonia eupatoriaAgrimony, Churchsteeples23
Ajuga bracteosaBugle, Lungememen01
Albizia julibrissinMimosa, Silktree, Mimosa Tree,22
Alchemilla alpinaAlpine Lady's Mantle, Mountain Lady's Mantle23
Alchemilla xanthochloraLady's Mantle23
Alchornea cordifoliaChristmas Bush24
Aletris farinosaUnicorn Root - Colic Root, White colicroot13
Allium ampeloprasumWild Leek, Broadleaf wild leek53
Allium cepaOnion, Garden onion53
Allium cepa aggregatumPotato Onion43
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