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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Chimaphila maculataSpotted Wintergreen, Striped prince's pine, Pipsissewa13
Clematis ternifloraSennin-So, Sweet autumn virginsbower, Sweet Autumn Clematis, Fall Clematis11
Erythronium americanumTrout Lily, Dogtooth violet41
Helianthemum canadenseFrostweed, Longbranch frostweed02
Inula conyzaPloughman's Spikenard01
Nuphar luteaYellow Water Lily, Yellow pond-lily, Rocky Mountain pond-lily, Varigated yellow pond-lily32
Nymphaea albaWhite Water Lily, European white waterlily32
Nymphaea candida 22
Ophiopogon japonicusSnake's Beard, Dwarf lilyturf, Mondo Grass, Monkey Grass, Dwarf Lilyturf23
Saponaria officinalisSoapwort, Bouncingbet03