Index for Album F-2005-05-30: Foraging in Central Park - May 30, 2005

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

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1 Wild Ginger Wild Ginger. This too close to the road. Only the roots edible.

2 Pineapple weed Pineapple weed
Scientific name: Matricaria discoidea

3 Common spice bush Common spice bush. Leaves in tear drip shape. Use leaves for teas. Note smooth edges on leaves. Has red berries in the Fall. Like allspice.
Scientific name: Lindera benzoin

4 Arrowroot Arrowroot. With duckweed on the lake surface.
Scientific name: Maranta arundinaceae

5 Arrowroot closeup Arrowroot closeup
Scientific name: Maranta arundinaceae

6 Cattail Cattail. Stems are round, not flat like poisonous iris. Anything tender you can eat. Cook or eat raw. Seeds collectable only for two weeks in mid-June.
Scientific name: Typha latifolia

7 Jewelweed Jewelweed. Cattails in the background
Scientific name: Impatiens capensis

8 Jewelweed closeup Jewelweed closeup. See the water bead into jewels.
Scientific name: Impatiens capensis

9 Indian strawberry Indian strawberry. Edible, but tasteless.
Scientific name: Duchesnea indica

10 Indian strawberry closeup Indian strawberry closeup. Edible, but tasteless.
Scientific name: Duchesnea indica

11 Sheep sorrel Sheep sorrel. Leaves are better than flowers.
Scientific name: Rumex acetosella

12 Blueberries Blueberries
Scientific name: Vaccinium Cyanococcus

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

14 May apple May apple
Scientific name: Podophyllum peltatum

15 Wineberries Wineberries. Stems are round.
Scientific name: Rubus phoenicolasius

16 Poison ivy Poison ivy. Ground type.
Scientific name: Toxicodendron radicans

17 Poison ivy Poison ivy. Climbing type.
Scientific name: Toxicodendron radicans

18 Burdock Burdock. Dana dug one up.
Scientific name: Arctium species

19 Wild chervil or honewart Wild chervil or honewart. Good in soups. Use like parsley. Smaller leaves better.

20 Wild chervil or honewart Wild chervil or honewart. Leaves closeup.

21 Violets Violets
Scientific name: Viola papilionacea

22 White snakeroot White snakeroot. Wildman pretends to eat some.
Scientific name: Ageratina altissima

23 White snakeroot White snakeroot. In situ.
Scientific name: Ageratina altissima

24 Mugwort Mugwort
Scientific name: Artemisia vulgaris

25 Pokeweed Pokeweed
Scientific name: Phytolacca americana

26 Blackberry Blackberry
Scientific name: Rubus laciniatus

27 Eggs Eggs

28 Black raspberry Black raspberry
Scientific name: Rubus occidentalis

29 Field onion bulb Field onion bulb
Scientific name: Allium vineale

30 Wood sorrel Wood sorrel. With violets and other things mixed in.
Scientific name: Oxalis acetosella

31 Sassafras Sassafras. Three types of leaves.
Scientific name: Sassafras albidum

32 White clover White clover. American red clover is European.
Scientific name: Trifolium repens

33 Ground ivy Ground ivy. Tea only.

34 Greenbrier Greenbrier. Smaller leaves edible.
Scientific name: Smilax species

35 Hawthorne Hawthorne. This is thornless variety.
Scientific name: Crataegus species

36 Hawthorne Hawthorne. Flowers closeup.
Scientific name: Crataegus species

37 American persimmon American persimmon. No flowers.
Scientific name: Diospyros virginiana

38 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

39 Black locust flowers Black locust flowers. Only in season a few weeks. Only flowers edible. Rest is poisonous.
Scientific name: Robinia pseudoacacia

40 Black locust tree Black locust tree
Scientific name: Robinia pseudoacacia

41 Japanese barberry Japanese barberry. Only light green leaves edible. Berries taste awful. Short season. Have to be careful of thorns.
Scientific name: Berberis thunbergii

42 Guilder rose Guilder rose, a.k.a. cramp bark. Berries too bitter.

43 Spike. Must have long neddles Spike. Must have long neddles. Can break up needles and make tea. That’s a house sparrow sitting on the branch. [Needs better name.]

44 Epazote Epazote. Use in bean dishes or tomato sauce. Small quantities.
Scientific name: Chenopodium ambrosioides

45 Paulownia tree Paulownia tree. Not edible.

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