Index for Album F-2000-08-20: Foraging in Central Park - August 20, 2000

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

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

2 Lamb's quarters closeup Lamb’s quarters closeup
Scientific name: Chenopodium album

3 Epazote Epazote
Scientific name: Chenopodium ambrosioides

4 Jet berries Jet berries. Poisonous.
Scientific name: Ardisia humilis

5 Cornelian cherries Cornelian cherries. The national fruit of Turkey.
Scientific name: Cornus mas

6 Catalpa tree Catalpa tree. In bean family. See pods.
Scientific name: Catalpa speciosa

7 Ducks eating duckweed Ducks eating duckweed.
Scientific name: Lemnaceae

8 View of lake extension covered with duckweed View of lake extension covered with duckweed.
Scientific name: Lemnaceae

9 Duckweed closeup on a stick Duckweed closeup on a stick.
Scientific name: Lemnaceae

10 Woman on a rock Woman on a rock.
Scientific name: Sassafras albidum

11 Lake view Lake view
Scientific name: Sassafras albidum

12 Lady's thumb Lady’s thumb. In smartweed family. Check for little hairs on tops of leaves.
Scientific name: Polygonum persicaria

13 Virginia knotweed Virginia knotweed. In fall seeds pop off. Not edible.
Scientific name: Polygonum virginianum

14 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard. 1st year. Leaves at this time of year too bitter to eat.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

15 Garlic mustard root Garlic mustard root. Like horseradish.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

16 Garlic mustard 2nd year Garlic mustard 2nd year. Seeds are good.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

17 Wood sorrel Wood sorrel
Scientific name: Oxalis acetosella

18 Burdock 1st year Burdock 1st year. Can dig up root.
Scientific name: Arctium species

19 Burdock 2nd year Burdock 2nd year. Root like wood.
Scientific name: Arctium species

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

21 A blackberry about to be grabbed A blackberry about to be grabbed.
Scientific name: Rubus laciniatus

22 Kentucky coffee tree beans Kentucky coffee tree beans. Can be collected year round. Must be baked for three hours before using.
Scientific name: Gymnocladus dioicus

23 A Kentucky coffee tree bean is sprouting A Kentucky coffee tree bean is sprouting.
Scientific name: Gymnocladus dioicus

24 Common blue violet Common blue violet.
Scientific name: Viola papilionacea

25 Field garlic Field garlic. Bulbs edible now.
Scientific name: Allium vineale

26 Horse nettle Horse nettle. Poisonous.
Scientific name: Solanum carolinense

27 Asiatic day flower Asiatic day flower. Young leaves and flowers edible raw.
Scientific name: Commelina communis

28 Sassafras leaves Sassafras leaves.
Scientific name: Sassafras albidum

29 Wildman holding sassafras root Wildman holding sassafras root.
Scientific name: Sassafras albidum

30 Elizabeth showing the blackberries she collected Elizabeth showing the blackberries she collected.
Scientific name: Rubus laciniatus

31 Hazelnut tree Hazelnut tree
Scientific name: Corylus avellana

32 Hazelnut closeup Hazelnut closeup.
Scientific name: Corylus avellana


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