Index for Album F-2001-04-14: Foraging in Crestwood Riverside - April 14, 2001

Pictures from a foraging tour in Crestwood Riverside (Westchester County, New York) given by "Wildman" Steve Brill.

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1 Burdock Burdock
Scientific name: Arctium species

2 Burdock root Burdock root
Scientific name: Arctium species

3 Mountain watercress Mountain watercress
Scientific name: Cardamine hirsuta

4 Mountain watercress with flower Mountain watercress with flower
Scientific name: Cardamine hirsuta

5 Mountain watercress flower closeup Mountain watercress flower closeup
Scientific name: Cardamine hirsuta

6 Orpine Orpine
Scientific name: Sedum purpureum

7 Stand of knotweed stalks from last year Stand of knotweed stalks from last year
Scientific name: Fallopia japonica

8 Knotweed sprouts Knotweed sprouts. Only good for another week or so.
Scientific name: Fallopia japonica

9 Day lilies Day lilies
Scientific name: Hemerocallis

10 Day lily closeup Day lily closeup
Scientific name: Hemerocallis

11 Jewelweed sprouts Jewelweed sprouts. Medicinal, not edible.
Scientific name: Impatiens capensis

12 Jewelweed sprout with water showing that it beads even when young Jewelweed sprout with water showing that it beads even when young.
Scientific name: Impatiens capensis

13 Stinging needle Stinging needle
Scientific name: Urtica

14 Stinging needle Stinging needle
Scientific name: Urtica

15 Garlic mustard sprouts Garlic mustard sprouts
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

16 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year growth.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

17 Ramp (wild leeks) Ramp (wild leeks)
Scientific name: Allium tricoccum

18 Ramp flower closeup Ramp flower closeup
Scientific name: Allium tricoccum

19 Solomon's seal Solomon’s seal
Scientific name: Polygonatum

20 Field garlic Field garlic. Use like chives at this time of year.
Scientific name: Allium vineale

21 Spring beauty Spring beauty. Only tuber is edible. Not worth the trouble.

22 Spring beauty with very large tuber Spring beauty with very large tuber.

23 Trout lilies Trout lilies. Leaves look like speckled trout. Must be cooked.
Scientific name: Erythronium americanum

24 Trout lily with flower Trout lily with flower
Scientific name: Erythronium americanum

25 Bloodroot Bloodroot. Endangered or protected. Medicinal, not edible.
Scientific name: Sanguinaria candensis

26 Curly dock or yellow dock Curly dock or yellow dock. Leaves good raw or cooked. Not related to burdock.
Scientific name: Rumex crispus

27 Curly dock root Curly dock root

28 Joe-Pye Weed? At first Wildman thought it was common evening primrose (which has a delicious edible root) Joe-Pye Weed? At first Wildman thought it was common evening primrose (which has a delicious edible root). But we ended up thinking otherwise.
Scientific name: Eupatorium purpureum

29 Young violet Young violet
Scientific name: Viola papilionacea

30 Skunk cabbage Skunk cabbage. On the tour I believe Wildman stated they were poisonous. In the Peterson’s Guide they are listed as edible. The catch is the calcium oxalate crystals cause an intense burning sensation in the mouth. Only thorough drying removes this.
Scientific name: Symplocarpus foetidus

31 Dutchman's-Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) Dutchman’s-Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria). Poisonous.
Scientific name: Dicentra cucullaria

32 Cuckoo-flower Cuckoo-flower, often called Ragged Robin (Lychnis cuculli). Tastes like wasabi.
Scientific name: Lychnis cuculli

33 Common thistle Common thistle

34 Common thistle Common thistle. Tap root is edible.

35 Cow parsnip Cow parsnip. Peel away hair and use like celery. Usually cook it.
Scientific name: Heracleum maximum (Heracleum lanatum)

36 Raspberry Raspberry
Scientific name: Rubus occidentalis

37 Wild chervil Wild chervil

38 Star of Bethlehem Star of Bethlehem. Poisonous.
Scientific name: Ornithogalum arabicum

39 Dead frond of ostrich plume fern Dead frond of ostrich plume fern. Only edible when 6" or shorter.
Scientific name: Matteuccia struthiopteris

40 Fiddleheads of ostrich plume fern Fiddleheads of ostrich plume fern. Okay, but a little early.
Scientific name: Matteuccia struthiopteris

41 Fiddleheads of ostrich plume fern Fiddleheads of ostrich plume fern.
Scientific name: Matteuccia struthiopteris

42 False Hellebore False Hellebore. Also called Indian poke. Very poisonous. Kills.
Scientific name: Veratrum viride

43 Bitter or broad leaf dock Bitter or broad leaf dock. Tastes terrible. (Wildman had already ripped off the other leaf.)
Scientific name: Rumex obtusifolius

44 Cow parsley Cow parsley
Scientific name: Anthriscus sylvestris

45 Wild ginger Wild ginger. Like commercial, but not related.

46 Wild ginger flower Wild ginger flower

47 Wild ginger root Wild ginger root

48 Wild ginger root Wild ginger root

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

50 Common spice bush flower Common spice bush flower
Scientific name: Lindera benzoin


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