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Last update: June 22, 2017

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A

Acanthaceae (Acanthus)

Justicia californica ca uses edible

 

Agavaceae (Century Plant)

Yucca glauca co

 

Alliaceae (Onion)

Allium acuminatum wy

Allium cernuum co

 

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth)

Krascheninnikovia lanata ca

 

Apiaceae (Carrot)

Angelica grayi co

Heracleum lanatum wa uses edible

Ligusticum porteri wy uses edible

Lomatium latilobum ut uses

Oreoxis alpina co

Perideridia gairdneri ssp borealis wy edible uses

 

Apocynaceae (Dogbane)

Asclepias speciosa co toxic

Asclepias subulata nvtoxic uses

Asclepias viridis ok toxic

 

Araceae (Arum Family)

Lysichiton americanus or uses edible

 

Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower)

Achillea millefolium wa

Agoseris aurantiaca wa

Agoseris heterophylla wy

Anaphalis margaritacea wa indian

Antennaria media co

Antennaria parvifolia co

Antennaria rosea wa

Arnica cernua wa

Arnica cordifolia co indian

Arnica latifolia co

Arnica mollis wy

Arnica rydbergii co

Artemisia scopulorum co

Bahia dissecta co indian

Balsamorhize sagittata wa edible indian

Cacaliopsis nardosmia wa

Carduus nutans co edible

Centaurea cyanus wa

Chaenactis douglasii co

Chaetopappa ericoides co indian

Chrysothamnus nauseosus co edible indian

Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus co

Cichorium pumilum wa

Cirsium arvense co

Cirsium scariosum wy edible indian

Cirsium scopulorum co

Cirsium undulatum co

Crepis acuminata co

Dyssodia papposa co

Ericameria discoidea co

Ericameria parryi affinis co

Erigeron compositus co

Erigeron divergens co

Erigeron flagellaris co

Erigeron pinnatisectus co

Erigeron vetensis co indian

Eriophyllum lanatum wy

Eurybia integrifolia wy

Gaillardia aristata co

Gaillardia pulchella co

Grindelia squarrosa co

Grindelia subalpina co

Helianthus annuus co

Heliomeris multiflora co

Heterotheca canescens co uses

Heterotheca pumila co

Heterotheca villosa co uses var. minor & villosa

Hieracium albiflorum co

Hieracium aurantiacum wy

Hymenoxis grandiflora co

Lactuca serriola co edible uses

Liatris punctata co

Lygodesmia grandiflora co edible uses

Machaeranthera (bigelovii or canescens?) co

Machaeranthera tanacetifolia co uses

Matricaria discoidea mt

Nothocalais cuspidata co

Oligosporus dracunculus co edible uses

Packera fendleri co

Packera pauciflora co

Petasites frigidus wa edible uses

Pyrrocoma crocea co

Ratibida columnifera co edible uses

Rudbeckia hirta co uses

Rudbeckia laciniata co edible uses

Scabrethia scabra co usestoxic

Senecio bigelovii co

Senecio integerrimus co

Senecio jacobaea wa

Senecio spartioides co

Senecio triangularis wy

Solidago altissima co uses

Solidago canadensis co edible

Solidago multiradiata wa

Solidago spathulata ssp. nana co

Symphyotrichum ericoides co

Symphyotrichum laeve co

Symphyotrichum porteri co

Tanacetum vulgare wa toxic edible

Taraxacum eriophorum co

Taraxacum officinale co

Tetraneuris acaulis var. acaulis co

Tetraneuris acaulis var. caespitosa co

Townsendia exscapa tx uses

Townsendia grandiflora co

Townsendia hookeri co

Townsendia leptotes co

Townsendia, unknown co

Tragopogon dubius co

Tragopogon porrifolius co edible uses

Tripleurospermum perforata co

Virgulaster ascendens co

Virgulus falcatus co uses

 

B

Balsaminaceae (Balsam)

Impatiens capensis or

 

Berberidaceae (Barberry)

Mahonia repens co

Vancouveria hexandra wa uses

 

Boraginaceae (Borage)

Cryptantha celosioides co

Cryptantha thyrsiflora co

Cryptantha virgata co

Cynoglossum officinale co uses toxic

Eritrichium nanum var. elongatum co

Hackelia floribunda co

Lithospermum incisum co uses edible

Mertensia alpina co

Mertensia ciliata wy uses

Mertensia lanceolata co

Mertensia paniculata wa

Myosotis asiatica wy

Myosotis sylvatica wa

Onosmodium molle ssp. occidentale co uses

Oreocarya flava co uses

 

 

Brassicaceae (Mustard)

Alyssum alyssoides co

Alyssum desertorum co

Alyssum parviflorum co

Barbarea orthoceras co

Berteroa incana co

Boechera drummondii co

Brassica tournefortii ca

Capsella bursa-pastoris co uses edible

Cardamine cordifolia co

Cardaria draba co

Chorispora tenella co edible

Descurainia sophia couses edible

Erysimum asperum co

Erysimum capitatum co uses

Erysimum repandum co

Hesperis matronalis co edible

Lesquerella ludoviciana co

Lesquerella montana co

Neolepia campestre co

Noccaea montana co

Physaria acutifolia ut

Stanleya pinnata ca,co

 

C

Cactaceae (Cactus)

Cylindropuntia echinocarpa co edible uses

Echinocereus triglochidiatus co edible uses

E. triglochidiatus var mojavensis caedible uses

Echinocereus viridiflorus co

Mammillaria dioica ca edible uses

Opuntia basilaris ca & nv edible uses

Opuntia fragilis co edible uses

Opuntia macrorhiza co edible uses

Opuntia polyacantha nv edible uses

Pediocactus simpsonii var. minor co

 

Campanulaceae (Bellflower)

Campanula rapunculoides co edible

Campanula rotundifolia wa edible uses

 

Cannabaceae (Hops)

Humulus lupulus co

 

Capparaceae (Caper)

Cleome serrulata co edible

Polanisia dodecandra co Redwhisker Clammyweed indian

 

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle)

Linnaea borealis wa id

Lonicera ciliosa wa id Apple indian

Symphoricarpos occidentalis co indian

 

Caryophyllaceae (Pink)

Arenaria fendleri co uses

Cerastium arvense co

Dianthus armeria wy

Eremogone hookeri co

Minuartia obtusiloba co

Moehringia macrophylla wa

Pseudostellaria jamesiana wa indian

Silene acaulis co indian edible

Silene latifolia subsp. alba wa

Silene noctiflora co

Silene vulgaris wy

Spergularia maritima co

Stellaria graminea co

Stellaria longipes co

 

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot)

Atriplex confertifolia ut indian

Chenopodium capitatum co indian edible toxic

Salsola tragus co

 

Clusiacaea (St. John's Wort)

Hypericum perforatum co uses edible toxic

 

Commelinaceae (Spiderwort)

Tradescantia occidentalis co uses edible

 

Convolvulaceae (Bindweed)

Convolvulus arvensis couses

Ipomoea leptophylla co

 

Cornaceae (Dogwood)

Cornus canadensis co & wa edible uses

 

Crassulaceae (Stonecrop)

Rhodiola integrifolia co edibleuses

Rhodiola rhodantha co edible

Sedum lanceolatum co edibleuses

 

D

Dipsacaceae (Teasel)

Dipsacus sylvestris co

 

E

Ericaceae (Heath)

Arctostaphylos columbiana wa

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi co edible uses

Chimaphila umbellata wa

Gaultheria shallon wa edible

Kalmia microphylla wa toxic

Monotropa hypopitys wa

Pleuricospora fimbriolata wa

Pterospora andromedea co uses edible

Vaccinium deliciosum wa edible

 

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge)

Euphorbia marginata co toxic uses edible

Tithymalus brachyceras co toxic uses

Tithymalus montanus co toxic uses

brachyceras and montanus, same species

 

 

 

F

Fabaceae (Pea/Bean)

Acmispon rigidus ca

Amorpha nana co uses

Astragalus agrestis co

Astragalus alpinus co

Astragalus amphioxys ut uses

Astragalus bisulcatus, blue co

Astragalus bisulcatus, white co

Astragalus cibarius co

Astragalus coccineus ca

Astragalus convallarius co

Astragalus crassicarpus co edible uses

Astragalus drummondii co

Astragalus flexuosus co

Astragalus missouriensis co

Astragalus newberryi var. newberryi co

Astragalus parryi co

Astragalus sericoleucus co

Astragalus shortianus co

Astragalus tridactylicus co

Dalea purpurea co

Calliandra eriophylla ca uses

Lathyrus lanszwertii co

Lotus corniculatus wa

Lupinus argenteus co

Lupinus argenteus ssp. ingratus co

Lupinus lepidus ssp. caespitosus co

Lupinus lepidus var. lobbii wa

Lupinus polyphyllus var. prunophilus co

Medicago lupulina wy edible uses

Medicago sativa co,wa edible uses

Melilotus albus mt edible

Melilotus officinalis co

Onobrychis vicifolia co

Oxytropis lambertii co edible uses

Oxytropis podocarpa co

Oxytropis sericea co uses

Oxytropis splendens co

Securigera varia co

Sophora nuttalliana co

Thermopsis divaricarpa co

Trifolium campestre wa

Trifolium dasyphyllum co

Trifolium hybridum co,wy uses edible

Trifolium macrocephalum or

Trifolium nanum co

Trifolium parryi co

Trifolium pratense co uses

Trifolium repens wy

Vicia villosa or uses

 

Fouquieriaceae (Ocotillo)

Fouquieria splendens ca uses edible

 

Fumariaceae (Fumitory)

Corydalis aurea co

Fumaria vaillantii co

 

 

 

G

Gentianaceae (Gentian)

Gentiana algida co

Gentiana calycosa wa edible

Gentianella amarella ssp heterosepala co

Gentianopsis thermalisco

Pneumonanthe affinis co

Swertia perennis co

 

Geraniaceae (Geranium)

Erodium cicutarium co uses edible

Geranium caespitosum co uses

Geranium richardsonii co uses

Geranium robertianum or

Geranium viscosissimum wa

Grossulariaceae (Currant)

Ribes aureum co

Ribes bracteosum wa

Ribes sanguineum wa edible uses

Ribes viscosissimum waedible uses

 

H

Helleboraceae (Hellebore)

Caltha leptosepala co

Caltha leptosepala (ssp. howellii?) wa

Trollius albiflorus co

 

Hydrangeaceae (Hydrangea)

Jamesia americana co

 

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf)

Hydrophyllum capitatum wa edible

Hydrophyllum fendleri co

Phacelia calthifolia ca

P. campanularia ssp. vasiformis wy

Phacelia crenulata ca uses

P. hastata var. hastata mt uses

Phacelia heterophylla co edible

Phacelia sericea co

 

I

Iridaceae (Iris)

Iris missouriensis, blue co edible uses

Iris missouriensis, white co edible uses

Sisyrinchium montanum co uses

 

L

Lamiaceae (Mint)

Glecoma hederacea wa

Marrubium vulgare co edible

Monarda fistulosa co

Salvia sclarea wy edible

Scutellaria brittonii co

Stachys pilosa var. pilosa co

 

Liliaceae (Lily)

Allium geyeri co

Calochortus bruneaunis id & wy

Calochortus elegans wa

Calochortus flexuosus nv edible uses

Calochortus gunnisonii co edible uses

C. kennedyi var. kennedyi ca

Calochortus lyallii wa edible

Calochortus macrocarpus wa edible uses

Clintonia uniflora or

Erythronium montanum wa

Hemerocallis fulva co edible

Leucocrinum montanum co edibleindian

Lilium columbianum wa edible

Lilium philadelphicum sd edibleindian

Lloydia serotina co

Maianthemum dilatatum or

Maianthemum stellatum wa

Zigadenus elegans co toxic

Zigadenus venenosus co toxic

 

Linaceae (Flax)

Linum lewisii co uses

Linum puberulum co uses

 

Loasaceae (Stickleaf)

Mentzelia decapetala wy uses

Mentzelia nuda co uses

 

M

Malvaceae (Mallow)

Alcea pallida wy

Alcea rosea co edible

Callirhoe involucrata co

Hibiscus trionum co edible

Malva neglecta co edible indian

Sphaeralcea ambigua ca indian

S. ambigua var. rosacea nv

S. ambigua var. rugosa ca

Sphaeralcea coccinea co indian

Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia co indian

Sphaeralcea parvifolia co

 

Melanthiaceae (a newer family branched from Liliaceae)

Veratrum californicum wa toxic indian

Xerophyllum tenax or indian

 

Menyanthaceae (Buckbean)

Menyanthes trifoliata co edible uses

 

N

Nyctaginaceae (Four-O'clock)

Abronia villosa ca uses

 

Nymphaeaceae (Water Lily)

Nuphar polysepalum wy

 

O

Oleaceae (Olive)

Syringa vulgaris wa

 

Onagraceae (Willowherb)

Calylophus lavandulifolius co

Chamerion angustifolium wa, canada

Epilobium glaberrimum wa

Epilobium luteum wa

Gaura coccinea co

Oenothera caespitosa co

Oenothera coronopifolia co uses

Oenothera villosa co edible uses

Oenothera villosa ssp. strigosa co uses

 

Orchidaceae (Orchid)

Calypso bulbosa wa

Corallorhiza maculata co uses

Limnorchis dilatata wa

 

Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)

Castilleja hispida wa uses

Castilleja integra co uses

Castilleja linariifolia co

Castilleja miniata co

Castilleja occidentalis co edibleuses

Castilleja revealii co

Castilleja rhexifolia co

Castilleja sessiliflora co

Castilleja sulphurea co

Orobanche uniflora co

Pedicularis bracteosa wy toxic

Pedicularis canadensis co uses edible toxic

Pedicularis groenlandica wa toxic

Pedicularis racemosa alba wy uses toxic

Pedicularis sudetica ssp. scopulorum

 

P

Papaveraceae (Poppy)

Argemone polyanthemos co toxic

Eschscholzia californica wa edible uses toxic

 

Phrymaceae (Lopseed)

Mimulus lewisii wa

Mimulus rubellus ca

Mimulus tilingii wa

 

Plantaginaceae (Plantain)

Penstemon albidus co

Penstemon angustifolius co

Penstemon (attenuatus var. blue form?) wy

Penstemon barbatus co uses

Penstemon confertus wa uses

Penstemon fruticosus var. fruticosus wa

Penstemon glaber mt

P. linarioides ssp coloradoensis co

Penstemon monoensis ca

Penstemon palmeri wy

Penstemon rupicola wa

Penstemon rydbergii co

Penstemon secundiflorus co

Penstemon serrulatus or

Penstemon virgatus co

Penstemon washingtonensis wa

Penstemon whippleanus co

Veronica nutans co uses edible

 

 

 

 

Polemoniaceae (Phlox)

Aliciella pinnatifida co

Collomia tinctoria wa

Ipomopsis aggregata wa uses edible

Ipomopsis aggregata ssp. aggregata co

Ipomopsis aggregata ssp. candida co uses

Ipomopsis longiflora co uses

Leptodactylon caespitosum co

Microsteris gracilis? co

Phlox andicola co

Phlox austromontana co uses

Phlox diffusa wa

Polemonium brandegeei co

Polemonium pulcherrimum wa

Polemonium viscosum co

 

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)

Bistorta bistortoides co edibleuses

Eriogonum caespitosum ca

Eriogonum compositum wa

Eriogonum subalpinum wy

Eriogonum umbellatum wa

Oxyria digyna co edible uses

Persicaria hydropiper co edible

Rumex acetosella co edible uses

Rumex aquaticus wy uses

Rumex crispus co

Rumex venosus co uses

 

Portulacaceae (Purslane)

Claytonia lanceolata wa

Claytonia megarhiza co edible

 

Primulaceae (Primrose)

Androsace chamaejasme co

Androsace septentrionalis couses

Dodecatheon jeffreyi wa

Dodecatheon pulchellum couses

Douglasia nivalis wa

Primula angustifolia co

Primula parryi co

Trientalis borealis ssp. latifolia wa

 

Portulacaceae (Purslane)

Calyptridium umbellatum wa

 

Pyrolaceae (Wintergreen)

Moneses uniflora co

Pyrola chlorantha co

R

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)

Aconitum columbianum co toxic

Actaea rubra or toxic

Aquilegia chrysantha rydbergii co

Aquilegia coerulea co toxic

Aquilegia formosa wa indian edible

Aquilegia saximontana co

Aquilegia scopulorum ut

Anemone multifida ssp. globosa co

Clematis hirsutissima co uses

Delphinium barbeyi co toxic

Delphinium carolinianum co toxic

Delphinium nelsonii co toxic

Delphinium nuttallianum co toxic

Pulsatilla occidentalis wa

Pulsatilla patens co uses toxic

Ranunculus glaberrimus co toxic uses

Ranunculus macounii co

Ranunculus trichophyllus co

Thalictrum fendleri co

 

Rosaceae (Rose)

Dasiphora fruticosa co edible

Drymocallis fissa co

Erythrocoma triflora co

Fragaria vesca ssp. bracteata co edible uses

Geum rossii var. turbinatum co

Oreobatus deliciosus co

Potentilla glandulosa wa

Potentilla gracilis wa

Potentilla pacifica or

Potentilla pulcherrima co

Prunus virginiana co

Rosa woodsii co

Rubus spectabilis wa

Rubus ursinus wa edible

Sibbaldia procumbens co

Spiraea densiflora wa

Spiraea douglasii wa

 

Rubiaceae (Bedstraw/Madder)

Galium spurium co

 

S

Santalaceae (Sandlewood)

Comandra umbellata co

 

Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage)

Heuchera hallii co indian

Heuchera parvifolia var. nivalis co indian

Lithophragma parviflorum wa

Micranthes rhomboidea co

Mitella stauropetala co

Parnassia fimbriata wa

Saxifraga bronchialis co

Saxifraga ferruginea wa

Saxifraga odontoloma wy

 

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort)

Collinsia parviflora co

Linaria dalmatica co

Linaria vulgaris wy

Orthocarpus luteus wy

Verbascum blattaria co

Verbascum thapsus or

 

Solanaceae (Nightshade)

Physalis virginiana co

Quincula lobata co

Solanum dulcamara wa toxic

Solanum physalifolium Rusby co

Solanum rostratum co

 

T

Trilliaceae (Trillium)

Trillium ovatum, purple wa

Trillium ovatum, white wa

 

U

Umbelliferae (Celery)

Musineon tenuifolium co

 

V

Verbenaceae (Verbena)

Glandularia bipinnatifida co uses

Phyla cuneifolia co uses

Verbena bracteata co

 

Violaceae (Violet)

Viola canadensis co edible uses

Viola labradorica co edible

Viola nuttallii co edible uses

 

Z

Zygophyllaceae (Caltrop)

Tribulus Terrestris co

 

 

 


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