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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abies grandisGrand Fir, Giant Fir, Lowland White Fir22
Abutilon theophrastiChina Jute, Velvetleaf, Butterprint Buttonweed Jute, China Mallow, Indian Velvet Leaf32
Acer rubrumRed Maple, Drummond's maple, Swamp Maple31
Acer saccharinumSilver Maple, River Maple, Soft Maple31
Acer saccharumSugar Maple, Florida Maple, Hard Maple, Rock Maple42
Acer spicatumMountain Maple22
Achlys triphyllaVanilla leaf, Sweet after death01
Alnus rugosaSpeckled Alder02
Alnus serrulataSmooth Alder, Hazel alder02
Amelanchier alnifoliaSaskatoon, Saskatoon serviceberry, Serviceberry52