Index for Album F-2000-05-27: Foraging in Prospect Park - May 27, 2000

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

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1 Amaranth Amaranth. Can eat leaves in Spring (seeds in Fall). Like spinach. Eat raw or cooked.
Scientific name: Amarantus retroflexus

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

3 Mica cap mushroom Mica cap mushroom. Turns into black ink. Not poisonous, but not good to eat.
Scientific name: Coprinus micaceus

4 Hedge mustard Hedge mustard. Good in salads. In season from April to June.
Scientific name: Sisymbrium officinale

5 Psathyrella mushroom? Not good to eat Psathyrella mushroom? Not good to eat.

6 Chickweed Chickweed. My camera can never focus correctly on this!
Scientific name: Stellaria media

7 Big field of chickweed Big field of chickweed.
Scientific name: Stellaria media

8 Chickweed flower closeup Chickweed flower closeup.
Scientific name: Stellaria media

9 White snakeroot White snakeroot. Poisonous.
Scientific name: Ageratina altissima

10 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, first year. Starts to get bitter this time of year. Root is like horseradish.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

11 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

12 Wood sorrel Wood sorrel
Scientific name: Oxalis acetosella

13 Mugwort Mugwort. Not eaten, but used as a tonic.
Scientific name: Artemisia vulgaris

14 Fairy ring mushrooms Fairy ring mushrooms. Must be cooked. Caps only. Stems too tough.

15 Gout weed Gout weed.
Scientific name: Aegopodium podagraria

16 Gout weed with flowers Gout weed with flowers.
Scientific name: Aegopodium podagraria

17 Gout weed in flower Gout weed in flower. A field of them.
Scientific name: Aegopodium podagraria

18 Wild rose Wild rose, or multi-flora rose. Leaves are edible. In fall rose hips, but have many seeds.
Scientific name: Rosa rugosa, etc.

19 Wild rose flower closeup Wild rose flower closeup.
Scientific name: Rosa rugosa, etc.

20 June berry June berry. Very delicious berries in June.
Scientific name: Amelanchier species

21 Spring agrocybe Spring agrocybe, or hard agrocybe. Not good to eat.

22 Red bud bush Red bud bush.
Scientific name: Cercis canadensis

23 Red bud bush Red bud bush, with edible pods. Can eat raw. Cook like snow peas. Flowers also good in April.
Scientific name: Cercis canadensis

24 Common blue violet Common blue violet. Tastes like lettuce.
Scientific name: Viola papilionacea

25 Common spice bush Common spice bush. Has alternating leaves. Leaves only good for tea. Berries in Fall are like allspice.
Scientific name: Lindera benzoin

26 Poison ivy Poison ivy.
Scientific name: Toxicodendron radicans

27 Greater celandine Greater celandine. Don’t eat. Juice used on warts.

28 Greater celandine flower closeup Greater celandine flower closeup.

29 Plum tree Plum tree. Plums are in June.

30 Baby painted turtle Baby painted turtle.

31 Curly dock Curly dock. Seeds edible. Leaves still edible, though now a little sour.
Scientific name: Rumex crispus

32 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard. Stems now too tough, but bulbs good. Like garlic.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

33 Hawthorne tree Hawthorne tree. Berries in Fall.
Scientific name: Crataegus species

34 Hawthorne tree closeup Hawthorne tree closeup.
Scientific name: Crataegus species

35 Mulberry tree Mulberry tree. Berries in mid-June to July.
Scientific name: Morus

36 Mulberry tree branch closeup Mulberry tree branch closeup.
Scientific name: Morus

37 Mulberry tree berry closeup Mulberry tree berry closeup.
Scientific name: Morus

38 Buttercup Buttercup. Poisonous. Possibly Ranunculus bulbosus, commonly known as St Anthony’s turnip or bulbous buttercup.
Scientific name: Ranunculus

39 Gingko. Nuts in Fall Gingko. Nuts in Fall.
Scientific name: Ginkgo biloba

40 Steve holding pokeweed Steve holding pokeweed. Hard to cook. Root is poisonous.
Scientific name: Phytolacca americana

41 Pokeweed in situ Pokeweed in situ.
Scientific name: Phytolacca americana

42 Grape leaves Grape leaves. Can roll food up in them.

43 Quince. Fruit is ripe in Fall Quince. Fruit is ripe in Fall. Sour.
Scientific name: Cydonia oblonga

44 Quince flowers Quince flowers.
Scientific name: Cydonia oblonga

45 Quince flower closeup Quince flower closeup.
Scientific name: Cydonia oblonga

46 Common nightshade Common nightshade. Poisonous.
Scientific name: Solanum nigrum

47 Lamb's quarters Lamb’s quarters. Good from May to November.
Scientific name: Chenopodium album

48 Hedge mustard Hedge mustard. Very young.
Scientific name: Sisymbrium officinale

49 Gall. Insects laid eggs in leaves with food supply Gall. Insects laid eggs in leaves with food supply. Baby insects are inside.

50 Burdock Burdock. Now can peel stems and boil for one minute. Very short season for stems.
Scientific name: Arctium species


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