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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abies balsameaBalsam Fir35
Apium australe 30
Apium prostratumSea Celery, Prostrate marshwort30
Arctostaphylos uva-ursiBearberry34
Betula alleghaniensisYellow Birch, Swamp Birch32
Betula occidentalisWater Birch32
Betula papyriferaPaper Birch, Mountain paper birch, Kenai birch32
Betula pendulaSilver Birch, European white birch, Common Birch, Warty Birch, European White Birch33
Betula pubescensWhite Birch, Downy birch33
Betula utilisIndian Paper Birch, Whitebarked Himilayan Birch, Jacquemontii Birch02
Encelia farinosaBrittle Bush, Brittlebush, Incienso21
Picea glaucaWhite Spruce, Black Hills Spruce, Canadian Spruce22
Picea marianaBlack Spruce, Swamp Spruce22
Picea sitchensisSitka Spruce22
Pinus contortaBeach Pine, Lodgepole pine, Bolander beach pine, Beach pine, Sierra lodgepole pine, Yukon pine, Shor32
Pinus muricataBishop's Pine22
Pinus strobusWhite Pine, Eastern white pine23
Populus trichocarpaWestern Balsam Poplar, Black cottonwood13
Urtica dioicaStinging Nettle, California nettle55
Yucca baccataSpanish Bayonet, Banana yucca, Blue Yucca, Spanish Yucca41
Alchornea cordifoliaChristmas Bush24
Anacardium occidentaleCashew, Caju53
Artocarpus altilisBreadfruit54
Artocarpus mariannensisSeeded breadfruit, Marianas bread43
Bauhinia thonningiiCamel's foot tree, monkey bread32
Bertholletia excelsaBrazil Nut52
Bombax ceibaRed Silk Cotton Tree, Kapok Tree22
Calotropis giganteaGiant Milkweed, Crown Flower, Giant Calotrope, Swallow-wort23
Canarium indicumCanarium Nut, Ngali, Galip nut, kenari nut42
Canarium luzonicumManila Elemi43
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