Index for Album F-2000-07-09: Foraging in Prospect Park - July 09, 2000

Based on a walk given by "Wildman" Steve Brill in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. These are in Fine compression, so clearer and bigger than if Normal compression was used.

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1 Juneberries Juneberries. Also called service berry and shad berry. (Picture taken 7/1/00).
Scientific name: Amelanchier species

2 Juneberry leaf closeup Juneberry leaf closeup. Note sawtooth edge. Underside is gray.
Scientific name: Amelanchier species

3 Lady's thumb Lady’s thumb. Mild tasting salad green.
Scientific name: Polygonum persicaria

4 Poor man's pepper Poor man’s pepper. Peppery leaves and seeds.
Scientific name: Lepidium virginicum

5 Common nightshade Common nightshade. Somewhat poisonous.
Scientific name: Solanum nigrum

6 Pineapple weed Pineapple weed. Related to camomile.
Scientific name: Matricaria discoidea

7 Beechnuts Beechnuts
Scientific name: Fagus

8 Black cherries Black cherries. Come back in August.
Scientific name: Prunus serotina

9 Mulberry Mulberry. Note shiny leaves.
Scientific name: Morus

10 Field garlic seed cluster Field garlic seed cluster.
Scientific name: Allium vineale

11 Field garlic seeds Field garlic seeds. Are edible.
Scientific name: Allium vineale

12 Black cherries Black cherries. Closeup. Very early ripening.
Scientific name: Prunus serotina

13 Blackberries Blackberries. Not ripe yet.
Scientific name: Rubus laciniatus

14 Common spice bush Common spice bush. Berries in September. Leaves now for tea.
Scientific name: Lindera benzoin

15 Gout weed Gout weed. Smaller light green leaves edible.
Scientific name: Aegopodium podagraria

16 Poison Ivy Poison Ivy. See three leaves.
Scientific name: Toxicodendron radicans

17 Enchanter's night shade Enchanter’s night shade. Will have burrs that stick to socks. Not edible.
Scientific name: Circaea lutetiana (C. quadrisulcata)

18 Enchanter's night shade Enchanter’s night shade. Closeup.
Scientific name: Circaea lutetiana (C. quadrisulcata)

19 Black raspberries Black raspberries. Not ripe yet.
Scientific name: Rubus occidentalis

20 Black raspberries Black raspberries. Closeup.
Scientific name: Rubus occidentalis

21 Wood sorrel Wood sorrel. Tastes like lemonade. Add to salads.
Scientific name: Oxalis acetosella

22 Type of blueberry Type of blueberry. Not ripe yet.
Scientific name: Vaccinium Cyanococcus

23 Jewel weed Jewel weed. Water sticks on it like little diamonds. Rub on mosquito bites and they’ll be gone in 15 minutes. Also for poison avy. If rubbed on before rash you won’t get rash.
Scientific name: Impatiens capensis

24 Little white mushrooms on log Little white mushrooms on log. Not edible.

25 Wineberries Wineberries
Scientific name: Rubus phoenicolasius

26 Mugwort Mugwort
Scientific name: Artemisia vulgaris

27 Two black walnut trees Two black walnut trees. End of September to October for nuts.
Scientific name: Juglans nigra

28 Black walnuts closeup Black walnuts closeup.
Scientific name: Juglans nigra

29 Lake leading up to boat house Lake leading up to boat house.

30 Wild plum Wild plum. We found one plum. Season over. Come around July 1st to find fruit.

31 1st year burdock 1st year burdock. Roots are edible.
Scientific name: Arctium species

32 2nd year burdock 2nd year burdock. Roots not edible.
Scientific name: Arctium species

33 A burdock root pulled up by a walk participant A burdock root pulled up by a walk participant, with little digging.
Scientific name: Arctium species

34 An even longer one! An even longer one!
Scientific name: Arctium species

35 Choke berry Choke berry. Not ripe, but not good to eat even when is ripe.
Scientific name: Aronia melancarpa

36 Common plantain Common plantain
Scientific name: Plantago major

37 Hawthorne Hawthorne. Ripe in fall.
Scientific name: Crataegus species

38 Hedge mustard Hedge mustard.
Scientific name: Sisymbrium officinale

39 Blackberry Blackberry. European cut leaf variety.
Scientific name: Rubus laciniatus

40 Sweet worm wood Sweet worm wood

41 Lamb's quarters Lamb’s quarters
Scientific name: Chenopodium album

42 Epazote Epazote
Scientific name: Chenopodium ambrosioides

43 Elderberry Elderberry. Berries in August. Flowers in June.
Scientific name: Sambucus canadensis

44 Red raspberry Red raspberry
Scientific name: Rubus occidentalis

45 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard. Seeds can be harvested now.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

46 Purple flowering raspberry Purple flowering raspberry. Late August for berries.
Scientific name: Rubus odoratus

47 Elderberry flower Elderberry flower. Last one of the season.
Scientific name: Sambucus canadensis

48 Kousa dogwood Kousa dogwood
Scientific name: Cornus kousa

49 Kousa dogwood Kousa dogwood. Close up of fruit. Like apricot. Ripe in September to October.
Scientific name: Cornus kousa

50 Forest russula mushroom Forest russula mushroom. Brightly colored. Has stems, gille, no ring around stem. Shatters when thrown. Not edible, but not poisonous.

51 Pigskin poison puffballs Pigskin poison puffballs.

52 Pigskin poison puffballs Pigskin poison puffballs. Small ones are black inside.

53 Sweet gum Sweet gum. Not edible. Smells like furniture polish.

54 Common ragweed Common ragweed. Not edible. Causes hay fever.
Scientific name: Ambrosia artemisiifolia

55 Common violet Common violet. Now too tough to eat.
Scientific name: Viola papilionacea

56 Red bud tree Red bud tree
Scientific name: Cercis canadensis

57 Juneberries again Juneberries again. In shade so still in season.
Scientific name: Amelanchier species

58 Cornelian cherry Cornelian cherry. Ripe in early August.
Scientific name: Cornus mas

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