Index for Album F-2005-11-27: Foraging in Marine Park - Nov 27, 2005

Based on a tour given by "Wildman" Steve Brill in Marine Park, Brooklyn. [If any tour participants have more complete notes that they'd like to share, key in, and e-mail, I'll add.]

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1 Curly dock Curly dock. Lemony flavor, especially when cooked. Has narrow curly leaf. These are just starting to grow.
Scientific name: Rumex crispus
2 Mugwort Mugwort. Steep 20 minutes to make herb tea that is good for PMS. Is in wormwood family.
Scientific name: Artemisia vulgaris
3 Phragmite Phragmite
Scientific name: Phragmites australis
4 Wild carrot Wild carrot. Deeply cut leaves. Has fine fuzzy hairs on leaf stalk. Poison hemlock looks like this, but won’t have carrot smell. Carrot only edible from Fall to April. Then root becomes tough as wood. In second year it has lacy flowers and is called Queen Anne’s lace. You can then eat the seeds.
5 Chickweed Chickweed. Lots of it this time of year.
Scientific name: Stellaria media
6 Parsnips Parsnips. The big leaves. (The small is the wild carrot.)
Scientific name: Pastinaca sativa
7 Parsnips root Parsnips root
Scientific name: Pastinaca sativa
8 Second year parsnips Second year parsnips
Scientific name: Pastinaca sativa
9 Second year Queen Anne's lace Second year Queen Anne’s lace.
Scientific name: Daucus carota
10 Northern bayberry Northern bayberry
Scientific name: Myrica pensylvanica
11 Northern bayberry Northern bayberry. Close up of leaves.
Scientific name: Myrica pensylvanica
12 Fucus seaweed Fucus seaweed
Scientific name: Fucus vesiculosus
13 Bottlebrush seaweed Bottlebrush seaweed. Not edible. 14 Orache. In the goosefoot family Orache. In the goosefoot family. Leaves like little arrows. Also called saltbush, since it only grows on salty soil.
Scientific name: Atriplex
15 Orache. Steve is going to get some seeds Orache. Steve is going to get some seeds.
Scientific name: Atriplex
16 Orache seeds Orache seeds
Scientific name: Atriplex
17 Golden rod Golden rod. Stalk and leaves. 18 Chickweed again Chickweed again. This is one of the plants that digital cameras can’t focus on.
Scientific name: Stellaria media
19 Northern bayberry Northern bayberry, female
Scientific name: Myrica pensylvanica
20 Sheep sorrel Sheep sorrel. Close up of leaves.
Scientific name: Rumex acetosella
21 Sheep sorrel in situ Sheep sorrel in situ.
Scientific name: Rumex acetosella
22 Smooth sumac Smooth sumac. With some bittersweet growing on it.
Scientific name: Rhus glabra
23 Milkweed pod Milkweed pod. Not on tour.
Scientific name: Asclepias syriaca
24 Bittersweet Bittersweet. Poisonous. Used for wreathes. It is expensive, and there is lots of it here.
Scientific name: Celastrus Scandens
25 Long leaf plantain Long leaf plantain. Can rub on mosquito bites.
Scientific name: Plantago elongata
26 Autumn Olive Autumn Olive. Should have berries in November.
Scientific name: Elaeagnus umbellata
27 Prickly pear cactus Prickly pear cactus. Has very fine thorns. Can burn them off in the stove. This is as far north as it grows.
Scientific name: Opuntia
28 Mallow, Common Mallow, Common
Scientific name: Malva neglecta
29 Chicory and dandelion Chicory and dandelion. Wildman is explaining the leaf shape differences. This is the time of year for them.
Scientific name: Cichorium intybus
30 Shepherd's purse Shepherd’s purse. Very young.
Scientific name: Capsella bursa-pastoris
31 Shepherd's purse Shepherd’s purse. A little older.
Scientific name: Capsella bursa-pastoris
32 A stand of Japanese knotweed A stand of Japanese knotweed.
Scientific name: Fallopia japonica
33 Wild lettuce Wild lettuce
Scientific name: Lactuca canadensis
34 Mullein Mullein, first year. Makes tea.
Scientific name: Verbascum
35 Second year evening primrose Second year evening primrose
Scientific name: Oenothera biennis
36 Yarrow Yarrow
Scientific name: Achillea millefolium
37 Mullein Mullein, second year
Scientific name: Verbascum
38 Wild asparagus Wild asparagus
39 Asparagus berries Asparagus berries 40 Wild asparagus Wild asparagus
41 Winged sumac leaves Winged sumac leaves. Most leaves fell off. 42 Winged sumac closeup Winged sumac closeup. Rains have washed the color and flavor away.
43 Winged sumac Winged sumac. Some better ones. Darker red. [But the camera went strange.] 44 Field Garlic (Wild Onions) Field Garlic (Wild Onions). Use like chives. At this time of year the bulbs are edible.
Scientific name: Allium vineale
45 Black locust tree Black locust tree. Good in Spring. Note long grooves in bark.
Scientific name: Robinia pseudoacacia
46 Black locust seed pod Black locust seed pod.
Scientific name: Robinia pseudoacacia
47 Possum. My camera is a wide angle camera and this was maximum optical zoom Possum. My camera is a wide angle camera and this was maximum optical zoom. 48 Possum. This time with digital zoom maxed out Possum. This time with digital zoom maxed out.
49 Hawthorne Hawthorne
Scientific name: Crataegus species
50 Poor man's pepper Poor man’s pepper
Scientific name: Lepidium virginicum
51 Common evening primrose Common evening primrose. Closeup of the root.
Scientific name: Oenothera biennis
52 Common evening primrose Common evening primrose. In situ. Note basel rosette and white down middle of leaf.
Scientific name: Oenothera biennis
53 Crabapples Crabapples
Scientific name: Malus
54 Crabapple tree Crabapple tree
Scientific name: Malus
55 Yew. It was getting dark Yew. It was getting dark. I couldn’t get any berry pictures. But berries are edible, just the seed is poisonous.
Scientific name: Taxus cuspidata

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