Index for Album F-2000-03-25: Foraging in Prospect Park - March 25, 2000

Foraging in Prospect Park, Brooklyn on a tour given by "Wildman" Steve Brill.

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1 Shepherd's Purse Shepherd’s Purse. Better before it flowers. In garlic family.
Scientific name: Capsella bursa-pastoris
2 Shepherd's Purse with flower Shepherd’s Purse with flower.
Scientific name: Capsella bursa-pastoris
3 Japanese Yew in flower Japanese Yew in flower
Scientific name: Taxus cuspidata
4 Chickweed Chickweed. Getting warmth from step to get an early start.
Scientific name: Stellaria media
5 Chickweed Chickweed. Getting warmth from step to get an early start.
Scientific name: Stellaria media
6 Broadleaf/Bitterdock Broadleaf/Bitterdock. Too bitter to eat.
Scientific name: Rumex obtusifolius
7 Field Garlic Field Garlic
Scientific name: Allium vineale
8 Garlic Mustard Garlic Mustard. Second year.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis
9 Garlic Mustard Garlic Mustard. First year.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis
10 Gout weed Gout weed. The park has lots of it.
Scientific name: Aegopodium podagraria
11 Japanese Knotweed Japanese Knotweed. Last year’s stalks. Good for flutes.
Scientific name: Fallopia japonica
12 Japanese Knotweed Japanese Knotweed. New shoots. Now edible, and will be for only a couple more weeks. This is a fast grower.
Scientific name: Fallopia japonica
13 Mugwort Mugwort. With a little gout weed mixed in.
Scientific name: Artemisia vulgaris
14 Prickly Ash Prickly Ash
Scientific name: Zanthoxylum clava-herculis
15 Prickly Ash Prickly Ash. Closeup of trunk.
Scientific name: Zanthoxylum clava-herculis
16 Black Raspberry Black Raspberry. Note arching stems. Berries from 3rd week in June to 1st in July.
Scientific name: Rubus occidentalis
17 Black Raspberry Black Raspberry. Note red stem and white powder.
Scientific name: Rubus occidentalis
18 Common Spice Bush Common Spice Bush
Scientific name: Lindera benzoin
19 Common Spice Bush Common Spice Bush. Closeup of the flowers. See the bugs?
Scientific name: Lindera benzoin
20 Wineberries Wineberries
Scientific name: Rubus phoenicolasius
21 Greater Celandine Greater Celandine. Poisonous, used medicinally. 22 Lemon Balm Lemon Balm. A cultivated one.
Scientific name: Melissa officinalis
23 Chicory Chicory
Scientific name: Cichorium intybus
24 Cultivated Plum Tree Cultivated Plum Tree. Fruits in late June.
25 Cultivated Plum Tree Cultivated Plum Tree. Closeup of flowers. 26 Dandelion Dandelion. Young and sweet.
Scientific name: Taraxacum officinale
27 Hazelnut Bush Hazelnut Bush. In September can collect the nuts.
Scientific name: Corylus avellana
28 Parsnips Parsnips. Okay now, but not by April.
Scientific name: Pastinaca sativa
29 Day Lilies Day Lilies. Some people can’t eat them. Can be confused with others that are poisonous.
Scientific name: Hemerocallis
30 Bush Honeysuckle Bush Honeysuckle. Edible berries in May.
Scientific name: Lonicera maackii
31 The group is at the curly dock The group is at the curly dock.
Scientific name: Rumex crispus
32 Curly dock Curly dock. Leaves good until early May.
Scientific name: Rumex crispus
33 Curly dock Curly dock. A nice patch that has been there for decades.
Scientific name: Rumex crispus
34 Curly dock Curly dock. Also called yellow dock. See yellow root.
Scientific name: Rumex crispus
35 Curly dock Curly dock. One of the participants dug up a nice one.
Scientific name: Rumex crispus
36 Red Clover Red Clover. Not too good right now. Best in June when it flowers. And the flowers are the best. The leaves are hard to digest.
Scientific name: Trifolium pratense
37 Dandelion Dandelion. These got some extra warmth from the walk and have flowered early.
Scientific name: Taraxacum officinale
38 European cut-leaf blackberry European cut-leaf blackberry. Note square stems.
Scientific name: Rubus laciniatus
39 Bitterdock Bitterdock. Too bitter to eat.
Scientific name: Rumex obtusifolius
40 Chickweed Chickweed. Mixed in with grass and hard to harvest. This is what the winter crop looks like.
Scientific name: Stellaria media
41 Burdock Burdock. Little leaves now.
Scientific name: Arctium species
42 Garlic Mustard Garlic Mustard. A big one that would have decent roots (which are like horseradish).
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis
43 Common Plantain Common Plantain
Scientific name: Plantago major
44 Narrow/Long Leaf Plantain Narrow/Long Leaf Plantain. Not too good. Mostly for mosquito bites.
Scientific name: Plantago elongata

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