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Vancouver Island's Species

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Legend
Caution J = Journal searched
Food B = Book searched
Other DJVU = .djvu book searched
Medicinal  

While all hazards should be taken into consideration, plants with the hazard label "Deadly" are especially dangerous and their toxins are not easily degraded or otherwise able to be rendered safe for human consumption. Small doses could be fatal, especially for children, elderly, and those with existing conditions. Please see individual species accounts for more detail.

  1. Abies Sp. - Fir [B]
  2. Abies amabilis - Amabilis Fir [J,B]
  3. Abies grandis - Grand Fir [J,B]
  4. Abies lasiocarpa - Subalpine Fir [B]
  5. Acer Sp. - Maple
  6. Acer glabrum - Douglas Maple
  7. Acer macrophyllum - Bigleaf Maple [B]
  8. Achillea millefolium - Yarrow [printed][B]
  9. Achlys triphylla - Vanilla Leaf [J,B]
  10. Acroptilon repens - Russian Knapweed [B,DJVU]
  11. Actaea rubra - Baneberry [J,B]
  12. Adenocaulon bicolor - Pathfinder [J,B]
  13. Adiantum aleuticum - Northern maiden-hair [J,B]
  14. Aesculus hippocastanum - Horse-chestnut [B]
  15. Alnus rubra - Red Alder [B]
  16. Alnus crispa ssp sinuata - Sitka Alder
  17. Alnus Sp. - Alder
  18. Ambrosia chamissonis - Silver Burweed
  19. Amelanchier alnifolia - Saskatoon
  20. Anaphalis margaritacea - Pearly Everlastingf
  21. Apocynum androsaemifolium - Spreading Dogbane
  22. Apocynum cannabinum - Hemp Dogbane
  23. Aquilegia formosa - Red Columbine
  24. Arbutus menziesii - Arbutus
  25. Arctium Sp. - Burdock
  26. Arctostaphylos columbiana - Hairy Manzanita
  27. Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - Kinnikinnick
  28. Artemisia Sp. - Mugwort [B]
  29. Aruncus dioicus - Goat's Beard [B][printed]
  30. Asarum caudatum - Wild Ginger [B]
  31. Atriplex Sp. - Orache [J,B]
  32. Balsamorhiza Sp. - Balsamroot
  33. Bellis perennis - English Daisy [printed]
  34. Betula Sp. - Birch Sp. [E-flora, pfaf, B - In progress]
  35. Bistorta Sp. - Bistort
  36. Blechnum spicant - Deer fern
  37. Boschniakia hookeri - Vancouver Groundcone
  38. Brasenia schreberi - Watershield
  39. Buddleja davidii - Butterfly Bush
  40. Caltha biflora - White mountain marsh-marigold
  41. Calypso bulbosa - Fairy-slipper
  42. Camassia Sp. - Camas
  43. Cardamine Sp. - Bitter-cress [B]
  44. Carex obnupta - Slough sedge [B?]
  45. Centaurea montana - Perennial Cornflower
  46. Cerastium Sp. - Mouse-Ear Chickweed [J,B - do new journal search]
  47. Chamaecyparis nootkatensis - Yellow-cedar
  48. Chimaphila Sp. - Prince's Pine
  49. Cichorium intybus - Common Chicory
  50. Cicuta douglasii - Douglas' water-hemlock
  51. Circaea alpina - enchanter's-nightshade [B-search new books]
  52. Cirsium Sp. - Thistle
  53. Claytonia Sp. - Springbeauty [B
  54. Clinopodium douglasii - Yerba Buena]
  55. Collomia Sp. - Collomia/Trumpet-flower
  56. Conium maculatum - Poison-hemlock
  57. Corallorhiza Sp. - Coralroot [B]
  58. Cornus canadensis - Bunchberry
  59. Cornus nuttallii - Western flowering dogwood
  60. Cornus stolonifera - Red-osier Dogwod
  61. Corylus cornuta - Beaked hazelnut
  62. Crataegus Sp. - Hawthorn [B]
  63. Cytisus scoparius - Scotch Broom [B][printed]
  64. Daphne laureola - Spurge-laurel [B]
  65. Datura stramonium - Jimsonweed [B]
  66. Dicentra formosa - Pacific Bleeding Heart
  67. Digitalis purpurea - Common foxglove [B][Needs editing]
  68. Empetrum nigrum - Crowberry
  69. Epilobium angustifolium - Fireweed
  70. Equisetum Sp. - Horsetails
  71. Eriophyllum lanatum - Woolly eriophyllum [B]
  72. Erythronium Sp. - Fawn Lily
  73. Eschscholzia californica - California poppy ----------------------------
  74. Fallopia Sp. - Knotweed
  75. Fraxinus Latifolia - Oregon Ash [B]
  76. Fritillaria Sp. - Fritillary
  77. Galeopsis tetrahit - Hemp-Nettle
  78. Gaultheria shallon - Salal
  79. Geranium robertianum - Herb-Robert
  80. Geum Sp. - Avens
  81. Glechoma hederacea - Ground Ivy
  82. Grindelia stricta - Puget Sound Gumweed [Printed]
  83. Hedera helix - English Ivy [Printed]
  84. Helianthus annuus - Common sunflower
  85. Helianthus tuberosus - Jerusalem artichoke [B]
  86. Heracleum maximum - Cow-parsnip
  87. Heracleum mantegazzianum - Giant Cow-parnip
  88. Heuchera Sp. - Alumroot
  89. Hippuris Sp. - Mare's-Tail
  90. Hippuris vulgaris - Common Mare's-tail
  91. Holodiscus discolor - Oceanspray
  92. Honkenya peploides - Seabeach Sandwort
  93. Hypericum perforatum - Common St. John's-wort
  94. Hypochaeris Sp. - Cat's Ear
  95. Ilex aquifolium - English holly [printed]
  96. Iris pseudacorus - Yellow iris
  97. Juncus Sp. - Sedges
  98. Juniperus Sp. - Juniper [Page Created]
  99. Juniperus communis - Common juniper
  100. Juniperus Scopulorum - Rocky Mountain Juniper
  101. Kalmia polifolia - Western Bog-laurel
  102. Lactuca Sp. - Lettuce [needs book search]
  103. Lamium galeobdolon - Yellow Archangel
  104. Lamium purpureum - Purple Dead-nettle
  105. Lapsana communis - Nipplewort
  106. Lathyrus japonicus - Beach Pea
  107. Leucanthemum vulgare - Oxeye Daisy
  108. Leymus mollis ssp. mollis - Dune wildrye
  109. Ligustrum vulgare - Common Privet
  110. Lilium columbianum - Tiger Lily
  111. Linaria vulgaris - Butter-and-eggs
  112. Linnaea borealis - Twinflower
  113. Linum usitatissimum - Common Flax
  114. Lonicera ciliosa - Western Trumpet Honeysuckle
  115. Lonicera involucrata - Black Twinberry
  116. Lotus corniculatus - Bird's-foot Trefoil
  117. Lycopus Sp. - Bungleweed [B,DJVU]
  118. Lysichiton americanus - skunk cabbage
  119. Lysimachia nummularia - creeping loosestrife
  120. Madia Sp. - Tarweed [B]
  121. Mahonia Sp. - Oregon-grape
  122. Malus fusca - Pacific crab apple
  123. Malus pumila - Cultivated apple
  124. Maianthemum dilatatum - False Lily-of-The-Valley [J,B]
  125. Maianthemum racemosum - False Solomon's-seal [J]
  126. Maianthemum stellatum - Star-flowered false Solomon's-seal
  127. Marrubium vulgare - Common Horehound
  128. Matricaria discoidea - Pineapple Weed
  129. Melilotus Sp. - Sweet Clover [B]
  130. Mentha arvensis - Field Mint [B]
  131. Mentha spicata - Spearmint
  132. Menyanthes trifoliata - Buckbean
  133. Menziesia ferruginea - False Azalea
  134. Monotropa uniflora - Indian-pipe
  135. Myosotis Sp. - Forget-Me-Not
  136. Myrica californica - Bayberry
  137. Myrica gale - Sweet gale [J,B]
  138. Nuphar polysepala - Rocky Mountain pond-lily
  139. Oplopanax horridus - Devil's club
  140. Oxalis Sp. - Sorrel
  141. Oxycoccus macrocarpus- American Cranberry
  142. Oxycoccus oxycoccos - Bog Cranberry[B]
  143. Pedicularis Sp. - Lousewort [Needs B, check djvu for references]
  144. Persicaria Sp. - Smartweed [*]
  145. Petasites Sp. - Coltsfoot
  146. Phragmites australis - Common Reed
  147. Physocarpus capitatus - Pacific ninebark
  148. Picea sitchensis - Sitka spruce [needs images]
  149. Pinus contorta - Shore Pine
  150. Pinus monticola - Western white pine
  151. Plantago lanceolata - Ribwort Plantain
  152. Plantago major - Common plantain
  153. Plantago maritima - Seaside Plantain
  154. Polygonum Sp. - Knotweed
  155. Polypodium glycyrrhiza - Licorice fern
  156. Polystichum munitum - Sword fern
  157. Populus Sp. - Poplar [needs images/drawings]
  158. Potamogeton Sp. - Pondweed
  159. Potentilla anserina - Silverweed [B]
  160. Prosartes Sp.- Fairybells [Created - Further research needed]
  161. Prunella vulgaris - Self-heal
  162. Prunus Sp. - Cherry
  163. Pseudotsuga menziesii - Douglas-fir
  164. Pteridium aquilinum - Bracken fern
  165. Quercus Sp. - Oak
  166. Rhamnus purshiana - Cascara
  167. Rhodiola integrifolia - Roseroot [B- partly searched]
  168. Rhododendron groenlandicum - Labrador tea
  169. Ribes Sp. - Currant [B]
  170. Robinia Pseudoacacia - Black Locust
  171. Rosa Sp. - Roses
  172. Rubus Sp. - Raspberry/Blackberry
  173. Rumex Sp. - Dock/Sorrel
  174. Sagina Sp. - Pearlwort [page created]
  175. Sagittaria latifolia - Wapato [B]
  176. Salicornia Sp. - Glasswort [B]
  177. Salix Sp. - Willow [B - further edits needed]
  178. Sambucus racemosa - Red elderberry [page created]
  179. Sanicula Sp. - Sanicle
  180. Saponaria officinalis - Bouncing-bett [B][page created]
  181. Saxifraga Sp.- Saxifrage [B][page created]
  182. Scutellaria Sp. - Skullcap [page created]
  183. Sedum Sp.- Stonecrop [B-skimmed]
  184. Senecio Sp. - Groundsel [B][page created]
  185. Shepherdia canadensis - Soopolallie [**]
  186. Silybum marianum - Milk thistle [page created]
  187. Solanum dulcamara - European Bittersweet [*]
  188. Sonchus Sp. - Sow Thistle [page created]
  189. Sorbus Sp. - Mountain Ash [page created]
  190. Sparganium Sp. - Bur-Reed [page created] - species pages still needs to be added
  191. Spergula arvensis - Corn Spurry
  192. Spergularia rubra - Red Sand-Spurrey [page created]
  193. Spiraea douglasii - Hardhack [page created]
  194. Stellaria Sp. - Chickweed [page created]
  195. Symphoricarpos albus - Common Snowberry
  196. Stachys Sp. - Hedge-Nettle
  197. Streptopus Sp.- Twistedstalk [page created]
  198. Tanacetum parthenium - feverfew
  199. Tanacetum vulgare - Common tansy
  200. Taraxacum officinale - Common Dandelion
  201. Taxus brevifolia - Western yew
  202. Tellima grandiflora - Fringecup [J,B,collect more information]
  203. Thuja plicata - Western redcedar [created]
  204. Toxicodendron diversilobum - Poison oak [page created]
  205. Toxicoscordion venenosum - Meadow Death-Camas
  206. Tragopogon Sp. - Salsify [page created]
  207. Trautvetteria caroliniensis - false bugbane [J,B,DJVU]
  208. Trillium ovatum - western trillium [page created]
  209. Trifolium Sp. - Clover [page created]
  210. Tsuga Sp. - Hemlock [Created]
  211. Typha latifolia - Common cattail
  212. Ulex europaeus - Gorse
  213. Urtica dioica - Stinging Nettle [printed]
  214. Veratrum viride - Indian hellebore [page created]
  215. Verbascum thapsus - Great Mullein
  216. Vinca Sp. - Periwinkles [page created]

Grasses

  1. Ammophila arenaria - European Beachgrass
  2. Avena Sp. - Oats [printed]
  3. Eriophorum Sp. - Cotton Grasss [B]
  4. Hordeum brachyantherum ssp brachyantherum - meadow barley
  5. Hordeum jubatum - foxtail barley
  6. Hordeum murinum - wall barley
  7. Phalaris arundinacea - Reed Canary Grass [-] [Page Created]
  8. Schoenoplectus Sp. - Bulrush [page created]
  9. Scirpus Sp. - American Bulrush [page created]

Seaweeds

  1. Chondracanthus exasperatus - Turkish towel
  2. Dacryopinax spathularia
  3. Desmarestia
  4. Dictyota binghamiae - Mermaid's gloves [B][page created]
  5. Egregia menziesii - Feather boa [Page Created]
  6. Fucus Sp. - Rockweed [B]
  7. Halosaccion glandiforme - Sea Sac
  8. Laminaria
  9. Macrocystis pyrifera - Giant perennial kelp [page created]
  10. Mastocarpus papillatus - Turkish washcloth
  11. Nereocystis luetkeana - Bull Kelp
  12. Palmaria mollis - Red ribbon/Dulse
  13. Porphyra nereocystis - Red alga
  14. Porphyra perforata - Purple layer
  15. Postelsia palmaeformis - Sea palm
  16. Saccharina Sp.
  17. Ulva lactuca - Sea lettuce

Maybes???

Fungi

  1. Agaricus
  2. Amanita phalloides - Death-cap
  3. Amanita muscaria - Fly Agaric
  4. Antrodia Sp. [B]
  5. Bjerkandera Sp. - Smoky polypore [B]
  6. Boletus barrowsii - White king bolete
  7. Boletus edulis - King bolete
  8. Boletus mirabilis - Admirable bolete
  9. Bondarzewia mesenterica - Bondarzew's polypore [B]
  10. Cantharellus cibarius - rainbow chanterelle
  11. Cantharellus formosus - Pacific golden chanterelle
  12. Cantharellus roseocanus - rainbow chanterelle
  13. Cantharellus subalbidus - white chanterelle
  14. Coprinopsis atramentaria - Inky-cap
  15. Coprinus comatus - Shaggy-mane [B]
  16. Cortinarius sanguineus - Blood-Red Cortinarius
  17. Craterellus cornucopioides - horn-of-plenty
  18. Craterellus tubaeformis - trumpet chanterelle
  19. Echinodontium tinctorium
  20. Exidiopsis effusa - Hair Ice fungus
  21. Flammulina velutipes [B]
  22. Fomes fomentarius - Tinder Polypore [B]
  23. Fomitiporia robusta
  24. Fomitopsis Sp. [B]
  25. Galerina Sp. [page created]
  26. Ganoderma Sp. [B]
  27. Geastrum Sp. - Earthstar [B][page created]
  28. Gomphus clavatus - Pig's Ears
  29. Gymnopilus Sp. - Laughing Mushroom/Gym [B][page created]
  30. Gyromitra Sp.- False Morels [B] Needs attention
  31. Hericium abietis - Conifer Coral Hericium
  32. Hericium americanum
  33. Hericium coralloides - Comb Tooth
  34. Hericium erinaceus - Old Man's Beard
  35. Hydnellum peckii - Strawberry and Cream [*]
  36. Hypsizygus marmoreus
  37. Hypomyces lactifluorum - Lobster Mushroom
  38. Inonotus obliquus - Chaga [B]
  39. Laetiporus sulphurous - Chicken-of-the-Woods
  40. Leccinum manzanitae - Madrone bolete
  41. Leccinum scabrum - Common scaber-stalk
  42. Morchella elata group - Black morel
  43. Morchella esculenta - yellow morel
  44. Morchella importuna - northwest landscape morel
  45. Morchella snyderi - Snyder's morel
  46. Panaeolus castaneifolius
  47. Panaeolus subbalteatus - Belted Panaeolus
  48. Paxillus involutus - Poison Pax
  49. Phylloporus rhodoxanthus - Gilled bolete [created][B]
  50. Pleurocybella porrigens - Angel-wings [created][B]
  51. Pleurotus Sp. - Oyster Mushrooms
  52. Polyozellus multiplex - Blue chanterelle
  53. Porodaedalea pini
  54. Psilocybe baeocystis - Potent Psilocybe
  55. Psilocybe cyanescens - Wavy-capped Psilocybe
  56. Psilocybe pelliculosa - Conifer Psilocybe
  57. Psilocybe semilanceata - Liberty-cap
  58. Psilocybe stuntzii - Stuntzs blue-legs
  59. Pycnoporellus alboluteus
  60. Sparassis crispa - Cauliflower Mushroom
  61. Suillus Sp. - Slippery Jack [Page created]
  62. Trametes versicolor - Turkey Tail [B]
  63. Tricholoma magnivelare - Pine mushroom/White Matsutake
  64. Volvariella volvacea

Jellies - Jelly Fungi

Slime Molds

Substance Monographs

  1. Cardiac Glycosides
  2. Coumarins
  3. Cyanogenic Compounds
  4. Inulin
  5. Oxalates
  6. Pectinases [page created]
  7. Protoanemonin
  8. Saponins
  9. Thiaminases

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