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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abies balsameaBalsam Fir35
Abies fraseriShe Balsam, Fraser fir, Southern Balsam Fir13
Acer saccharinumSilver Maple, River Maple, Soft Maple31
Actaea pachypodaWhite Baneberry02
Agave americanaAgave, American century plant33
Amaranthus spinosusSpiny Amaranth23
Amelanchier alnifolia semiintegrifoliaPacific Serviceberry51
Amelanchier arboreaDowny Serviceberry, Alabama serviceberry, Juneberry, Common Serviceberry, Downy Serviceberry31
Anemopsis californicaYerba Mansa22
Apocynum androsaemifoliumSpreading Dogbane02
Apocynum cannabinumIndian Hemp22
Arctostaphylos patulaGreenleaf Manzanita31
Aruncus dioicusGoat's Beard, Bride's feathers22
Asclepias quadrifoliaFourleaf Milkweed22
Asclepias speciosaShowy Milkweed32
Aster macrophyllusBigleaf Aster21
Astragalus exscapus 01
Atherosperma moschatumBlack Sassafras22
Benincasa hispidaWax Gourd33
Canna indicaIndian Shot42
Caragana sinicaChinese Pea Shrub12
Ceanothus americanusNew Jersey Tea, Wild Snowball33
Celtis laevigataSugarberry, Netleaf hackberry, Texan sugarberry, Sugar Hackberry21
Celtis occidentalisHackberry, Common hackberry31
Cercocarpus ledifoliusMountain Mahogany, Curl-leaf mountain mahogany12
Chrysanthemum coronariumChop-Suey Greens32
Chrysanthemum coronarium spatiosumChop-Suey Greens32
Cirsium ochrocentrumYellow Spined Thistle22
Cirsium undulatumWavy-Leaved Thistle, Tracy's thistle31
Clematis ligusticifoliaWhite Clematis, Western white clematis, California clematis,02
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