Index for Album F-2000-05-14: Foraging in Alley Pond Park (woods) - May 14, 2000

Foraging in Alley Pond Park (woods), Queens with "Wildman" Steve Brill.

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1 Chickweed (with grass mixed in) Chickweed (with grass mixed in).
Scientific name: Stellaria media

2 Poison Ivy (Wildman always points this out) Poison Ivy (Wildman always points this out).
Scientific name: Toxicodendron radicans

3 Common milkweed Common milkweed. Must have white hairs on stem (use magnifying glass). This has leaf torn off to show milk.
Scientific name: Asclepias syriaca

4 Wood sorrel in bloom Wood sorrel in bloom. Tastes lemony.
Scientific name: Oxalis acetosella

5 Sassafras Sassafras. Root can make tea. Dried leaves can make filé.
Scientific name: Sassafras albidum

6 Wineberries (Asian raspberries) Wineberries (Asian raspberries).
Scientific name: Rubus phoenicolasius

7 Wineberries (closeup) Wineberries (closeup).
Scientific name: Rubus phoenicolasius

8 Poor man's pepper Poor man’s pepper
Scientific name: Lepidium virginicum

9 Garlic Mustard (second year) Garlic Mustard (second year).
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

10 Patch of poison ivy Patch of poison ivy. It is all over this park!
Scientific name: Toxicodendron radicans

11 Common spice bush Common spice bush. For a tea must be fresh leaves.
Scientific name: Lindera benzoin

12 Black birch Black birch
Scientific name: Betula lenta

13 Wildman holding pokeweed and telling story of how it must be prepared so not to get sick Wildman holding pokeweed and telling story of how it must be prepared so not to get sick. This is the best time of year for this.
Scientific name: Phytolacca americana

14 Pokeweed closeup Pokeweed closeup. Has last year’s stems.
Scientific name: Phytolacca americana

15 Someone found a frog Someone found a frog.

16 Blackberries Blackberries
Scientific name: Rubus laciniatus

17 Dogbane Dogbane. Poisonous. Looks like milkweed, but doesn’t have white hairs on the stem.
Scientific name: Apocynum cannabinum

18 Cattail Cattail. Lower stem in season now. Need to peal off outer leaves.
Scientific name: Typha latifolia

19 Cattails Cattails. Big patch of them.
Scientific name: Typha latifolia

20 Mugwort Mugwort. All over the park.
Scientific name: Artemisia vulgaris

21 Sweet gum Sweet gum. Smells like furniture polish.

22 Mulberry tree Mulberry tree
Scientific name: Morus

23 Pineapple weed Pineapple weed. Found in the middle of playing field. Drys well.
Scientific name: Matricaria discoidea

24 Cleavers Cleavers. They stick to you, as seen here. Good for urinary tract problems.
Scientific name: Galium aparine

25 Cleavers Cleavers. A field of them.
Scientific name: Galium aparine

26 Greenbrier Greenbrier
Scientific name: Smilax species

27 Star of Bethlehem Star of Bethlehem. Poisonous.
Scientific name: Ornithogalum arabicum

28 Mullein (surrounded by mugwort) Mullein (surrounded by mugwort).
Scientific name: Verbascum

29 Lady bug Lady bug

30 Black birch again Black birch again
Scientific name: Betula lenta

31 Burdock Burdock. Still okay in May.
Scientific name: Arctium species

32 Burdock root that someone dug out Burdock root that someone dug out.
Scientific name: Arctium species

33 Thistle Thistle. Edible root, but now out of season.

34 Woodpecker Woodpecker. Downey? One of the tour participants was a bird watcher.

35 Field garlic Field garlic. Leaves now tough, but bulbs good.
Scientific name: Allium vineale

36 Garlic mustard flower Garlic mustard flower
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

37 Blackberry flower Blackberry flower
Scientific name: Rubus laciniatus

38 Jewel weed Jewel weed. Good for rubbing on poison ivy and mosquito bites. Root, leaves, stems.
Scientific name: Impatiens capensis

39 Hawk, immature Hawk, immature

40 Grape vine Grape vine. Leaves can be used for wraps this time of year.

41 Grape vine tendril Grape vine tendril

42 Purple flowering raspberry Purple flowering raspberry. Berries end of August to beginning of September.
Scientific name: Rubus odoratus

43 Morel mushroom Morel mushroom. Must be cooked. Rare in East, common in Midwest.

44 Mushrooms Mushrooms. Wildman not sure of type.

45 Small turkey tail mushrooms covering log Small turkey tail mushrooms covering log.
Scientific name: Trametes versicolor

46 Chickweed Chickweed. Fresher here and still with flowers.
Scientific name: Stellaria media

47 Fawn mushroom Fawn mushroom. Bad tasting, but not poisonous.

48 Older fawn mushrooms Older fawn mushrooms. Past their prime.

49 Collybia butyracea mushroom Collybia butyracea mushroom

50 Mica cap mushrooms Mica cap mushrooms
Scientific name: Coprinus micaceus

51 Honewart Honewart
Scientific name: Cryptotaenia canadensis

52 Hard agrocybe mushrooms Hard agrocybe mushrooms

53 Wine cap mushroom Wine cap mushroom, young.

54 Wine cap Wine cap. Steve points out the cog wheel.

55 Wine caps Wine caps. Past their prime.

56 Wine cap Wine cap.

57 Wine cap Wine cap.

58 Ramp (wild leeks) Ramp (wild leeks)
Scientific name: Allium tricoccum

59 Ramp (wild leeks) closeup Ramp (wild leeks) closeup
Scientific name: Allium tricoccum

60 Blood root Blood root. Not edible, for teas.
Scientific name: Sanguinaria candensis

61 Bitter dock Bitter dock
Scientific name: Rumex obtusifolius

62 Violets Violets
Scientific name: Viola papilionacea


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