Index for Album F-2000-06-10: Foraging in Central Park - June 10, 2000

Foraging in Central Park. Based on a tour given by "Wildman" Steve Brill.

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1 Central Park Lake Central Park Lake

2 Central Park Lake Central Park Lake

3 Cornelian cherry Cornelian cherry. Not in cherry family, but in dogwood family.
Scientific name: Cornus mas

4 Cornelian cherry closeup Cornelian cherry closeup. Not ripe yet. Will be ripe in Central Park in early August.
Scientific name: Cornus mas

5 Mulberry tree Mulberry tree. There are many in Central Park.
Scientific name: Morus

6 Mulberry tree closeup Mulberry tree closeup.
Scientific name: Morus

7 Mulberries on tarp Mulberries on tarp. You spread out the tarp, climb the tree, and shake a limb.
Scientific name: Morus

8 Central Park Lake Central Park Lake

9 Central Park Lake Central Park Lake

10 Blueberries Blueberries. Not ripe.
Scientific name: Vaccinium Cyanococcus

11 Cattails Cattails
Scientific name: Typha latifolia

12 Cattails closeup Cattails closeup. Male part is above female part.
Scientific name: Typha latifolia

13 Pair of mallard ducks Pair of mallard ducks.

14 Wood sorrel Wood sorrel
Scientific name: Oxalis acetosella

15 Central Park Lake Central Park Lake

16 Central Park Lake Central Park Lake

17 Common spice bush Common spice bush
Scientific name: Lindera benzoin

18 Jet berry Jet berry. Immature. Poisonous.
Scientific name: Ardisia humilis

19 Wineberry Wineberry
Scientific name: Rubus phoenicolasius

20 Wineberry closeup Wineberry closeup
Scientific name: Rubus phoenicolasius

21 Indian strawberries Indian strawberries. Tasteless.
Scientific name: Duchesnea indica

22 Epazote Epazote. Used for seasoning in bean and tomato dishes.
Scientific name: Chenopodium ambrosioides

23 Epazote in situ Epazote in situ.
Scientific name: Chenopodium ambrosioides

24 Catalpa tree Catalpa tree. Not edible.
Scientific name: Catalpa speciosa

25 Small unknown mushroom Small unknown mushroom.

26 Small unknown mushrooms Small unknown mushrooms.

27 Poison ivy Poison ivy
Scientific name: Toxicodendron radicans

28 Hedge mustard Hedge mustard. At the end of its season.
Scientific name: Sisymbrium officinale

29 Hedge mustard closeup Hedge mustard closeup.
Scientific name: Sisymbrium officinale

30 Elderberry Elderberry. Leaves poisonous. Flowers must be cooked. Berries in late summer.
Scientific name: Sambucus canadensis

31 Jet berry flower Jet berry flower. Poisonous.
Scientific name: Ardisia humilis

32 Pineapple weed Pineapple weed
Scientific name: Matricaria discoidea

33 Yellow watercress Yellow watercress
Scientific name: Rorippa islandica

34 European cut-leaf blackberry European cut-leaf blackberry
Scientific name: Rubus laciniatus

35 European cut-leaf blackberry flower closeup European cut-leaf blackberry flower closeup
Scientific name: Rubus laciniatus

36 European cut-leaf blackberry flower closeup European cut-leaf blackberry flower closeup
Scientific name: Rubus laciniatus

37 Lamb's quarters by where we ate lunch Lamb’s quarters by where we ate lunch.
Scientific name: Chenopodium album

38 A squirrel checking us out while we ate lunch A squirrel checking us out while we ate lunch.

39 Group looking at hazelnut bush Group looking at hazelnut bush.
Scientific name: Corylus avellana

40 Hazelnut closeup Hazelnut closeup
Scientific name: Corylus avellana

41 Nasturtium flowers Nasturtium flowers. Edible, but can’t eat them in the Shakespeare Garden.
Scientific name: Tropaeolum majus

42 Black raspberries Black raspberries
Scientific name: Rubus occidentalis

43 Purple flowering raspberry Purple flowering raspberry
Scientific name: Rubus odoratus

44 Lamb's quarters Lamb’s quarters. Large patch by Belvedere Castle.
Scientific name: Chenopodium album

45 Blueberries Blueberries
Scientific name: Vaccinium Cyanococcus

46 June berry June berry
Scientific name: Amelanchier species

47 June berry closeup June berry closeup
Scientific name: Amelanchier species

48 Sassafras leaves Sassafras leaves. They come in three types.
Scientific name: Sassafras albidum

49 One of the tour participants smelling the sasasfras root she pulled One of the tour participants smelling the sasasfras root she pulled.
Scientific name: Sassafras albidum

50 Common blue violet Common blue violet. Like lettuce. Getting to the end of the season. Now only small leaves in the shade are good.
Scientific name: Viola papilionacea

51 Field garlic Field garlic. Steve explaining you have to peel the bulbs.
Scientific name: Allium vineale

52 Field garlic bulb closeup Field garlic bulb closeup
Scientific name: Allium vineale

53 Field garlic seed pod Field garlic seed pod
Scientific name: Allium vineale

54 Field garlic seed pod Field garlic seed pod. More mature than the prior one.
Scientific name: Allium vineale

55 Different type of mulberry Different type of mulberry. Has loped leaves.
Scientific name: Morus

56 Kentucky coffee tree beans Kentucky coffee tree beans.
Scientific name: Gymnocladus dioicus

57 Wild persimmons Wild persimmons. Flower closeup. Leaves now good for tea. Fruits in late fall.
Scientific name: Diospyros virginiana

58 Wild persimmons trunk Wild persimmons trunk. Very dark. In ebony family. Notice rectangles.
Scientific name: Diospyros virginiana

59 Epazote again Epazote again.
Scientific name: Chenopodium ambrosioides

60 Poor man's pepper Poor man’s pepper.
Scientific name: Lepidium virginicum

61 Common spice bush with immature berries Common spice bush with immature berries.
Scientific name: Lindera benzoin

62 Beech tree Beech tree
Scientific name: Fagus

63 Day lilies Day lilies. Flowers are edible.
Scientific name: Hemerocallis

64 Apple trees Apple trees.
Scientific name: Malus

65 Burdock Burdock. First year plant has root edible throughout year.
Scientific name: Arctium species

66 2nd year burdock 2nd year burdock. Note leaves on central stem. Root is inedible, but can eat the stem like artichoke. This is young second year.
Scientific name: Arctium species

67 2nd year burdock 2nd year burdock. Older than the prior one.
Scientific name: Arctium species

68 Wild cherries along reservoir Wild cherries along reservoir. Lower branches have been pruned off.
Scientific name: Prunus serotina

69 Mulberries along reservoir Mulberries along reservoir.
Scientific name: Morus

70 June berries closeup June berries closeup. Immature.
Scientific name: Amelanchier species


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