Index for Album F-2001-03-04: Foraging in Prospect Park - March 04, 2001

Foraging in Prospect Park, Brooklyn with "Wildman" Steve Brill.

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1 Shepherd's purse Shepherd’s purse
Scientific name: Capsella bursa-pastoris

2 Shepherd's purse closeup Shepherd’s purse closeup
Scientific name: Capsella bursa-pastoris

3 Field garlic Field garlic
Scientific name: Allium vineale

4 Field garlic bulb Field garlic bulb
Scientific name: Allium vineale

5 Star of Bethlehem Star of Bethlehem. Will make you sick. Does NOT smell like onions.
Scientific name: Ornithogalum arabicum

6 Star of Bethlehem Star of Bethlehem. Note white strips on leaves.
Scientific name: Ornithogalum arabicum

7 Japanese yew closeup Japanese yew closeup
Scientific name: Taxus cuspidata

8 Gout weed Gout weed
Scientific name: Aegopodium podagraria

9 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard. Had to clear away the leaves to find it.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

10 Garlic mustard root Garlic mustard root
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

11 Mugwort Mugwort. New coming up.
Scientific name: Artemisia vulgaris

12 Mugwort Mugwort. Last year.
Scientific name: Artemisia vulgaris

13 Red bud Red bud. Last year’s buds.
Scientific name: Cercis canadensis

14 Dandelion Dandelion
Scientific name: Taraxacum officinale

15 Clover. Marginally edible Clover. Marginally edible. Okay now.
Scientific name: Trifolium pratense

16 Poke weed Poke weed. Last year’s.
Scientific name: Phytolacca americana

17 Wood aster Wood aster. Not edible. Blooms in fall.
Scientific name: Eurybia divaricata

18 Witch hazel Witch hazel
Scientific name: Hamamelis

19 Witch hazel in full bllom Witch hazel in full bllom. Closeup.
Scientific name: Hamamelis

20 Sassafras trunk Sassafras trunk. Note horizontal cuts in bark.
Scientific name: Sassafras albidum

21 Jet berries from last year Jet berries from last year. Poisonous.
Scientific name: Ardisia humilis

22 Black raspberry Black raspberry. Note white powder on stem.
Scientific name: Rubus occidentalis

23 Prickly ash Prickly ash. Medicinal, not edible.
Scientific name: Zanthoxylum clava-herculis

24 Prickly ash closeup Prickly ash closeup
Scientific name: Zanthoxylum clava-herculis

25 Burdock Burdock. Last year’s burrs on the ground. Too early for new growth.
Scientific name: Arctium species

26 Burdock burrs closeup Burdock burrs closeup
Scientific name: Arctium species

27 Poison ivy winter form Poison ivy winter form. Still poisonous.
Scientific name: Toxicodendron radicans

28 Greater celandine Greater celandine. Poisonous to eat. Use paste on poison ivy rash.

29 Chicory Chicory
Scientific name: Cichorium intybus

30 Buckhorn plantain Buckhorn plantain
Scientific name: Plantago lanceolata

31 Hazelnut Hazelnut
Scientific name: Corylus avellana

32 Hazelnut a little closer Hazelnut a little closer.
Scientific name: Corylus avellana

33 Hazelnut closeup Hazelnut closeup
Scientific name: Corylus avellana

34 Parsnips Parsnips
Scientific name: Pastinaca sativa

35 Parsnip root Parsnip root
Scientific name: Pastinaca sativa

36 Broad leaf Broad leaf, or bitter dock. Not very tasty.
Scientific name: Rumex obtusifolius

37 Day lily shoots Day lily shoots
Scientific name: Hemerocallis

38 Sassafras shoot Sassafras shoot. Note upward arching of branches.
Scientific name: Sassafras albidum

39 Sassafras root Sassafras root. Biggest we’ve ever pulled.
Scientific name: Sassafras albidum


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