Index for Album F-2006-07-01: Foraging in Prospect Park - July 1, 2006

Foraging in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Based on a tour given by "Wildman" Steve Brill. I tried a new 105VR macro lens for this tour. The resulting focal length of 157mm was too long to easily take pictures.

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1 Oyster mushroom Oyster mushroom.

2 Oyster mushroom Oyster mushroom.

3 Poisonous mushroom Poisonous mushroom.

4 Poorman's pepper Poorman’s pepper.
Scientific name: Lepidium virginicum

5 Poorman's pepper Poorman’s pepper.
Scientific name: Lepidium virginicum

6 Hedge mustard Hedge mustard.
Scientific name: Sisymbrium officinale

7 Juneberry/Service Berry Juneberry/Service Berry.
Scientific name: Amelanchier species

8 Juneberry/Service Berry Juneberry/Service Berry.
Scientific name: Amelanchier species

9 Juneberry/Service Berry Juneberry/Service Berry.
Scientific name: Amelanchier species

10 Wood sorrel Wood sorrel.
Scientific name: Oxalis acetosella

11 Young hedge mustard with Lady's thumb surrounding it Young hedge mustard with Lady’s thumb surrounding it.
Scientific name: Sisymbrium officinale

12 Lamb's quarters Lamb’s quarters.
Scientific name: Chenopodium album

13 Poorman's pepper Poorman’s pepper. Immature. No seeds yet.
Scientific name: Lepidium virginicum

14 Lamb's quarters closeup Lamb’s quarters closeup.
Scientific name: Chenopodium album

15 Burdock Burdock, flowers.
Scientific name: Arctium species

16 Pokeweed starting to flower Pokeweed starting to flower.
Scientific name: Phytolacca americana

17 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

18 Violets and garlic mustard Violets and garlic mustard, first year. Closeup.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

19 Violets and garlic mustard Violets and garlic mustard, first year. Patch.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

20 White snake root White snake root. Wildman always tells a story about the times before they knew it was poisonous.
Scientific name: Ageratina altissima

21 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year. Patch.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

22 Gout weed Gout weed. Patch. You want very small leaves. Edible from March to September.
Scientific name: Aegopodium podagraria

23 Gout weed Gout weed. Flower closeup.
Scientific name: Aegopodium podagraria

24 Gout weed Gout weed. Leaf closeup.
Scientific name: Aegopodium podagraria

25 Turkey tails Turkey tails. Like wood, but not poinsonous. Very pretty. They have to grow on wood.
Scientific name: Trametes versicolor

26 Turkey tails Turkey tails. Closeup.
Scientific name: Trametes versicolor

27 Enchanter's nightshade Enchanter’s nightshade. Later in the year it has burrs which stick to your socks.
Scientific name: Circaea lutetiana (C. quadrisulcata)

28 Asiatic day flower Asiatic day flower. Leaves like string beans. Seeds like peas. Okay raw, but better in soups.
Scientific name: Commelina communis

29 Asiatic day flower Asiatic day flower. Closeup.
Scientific name: Commelina communis

30 Burdock Burdock, first year. Only tap root in season in summer. Other Fall(?) must cook.
Scientific name: Arctium species

31 Burdock Burdock, second year.
Scientific name: Arctium species

32 Bitter dock Bitter dock. Not edible. Too bitter.
Scientific name: Rumex obtusifolius

33 Burdock Burdock, flowers.
Scientific name: Arctium species

34 Burdock Burdock, flowers.
Scientific name: Arctium species

35 Common nightshade Common nightshade. Very poisonous.
Scientific name: Solanum nigrum

36 Jewelweed Jewelweed.
Scientific name: Impatiens capensis

37 Bitter dock Bitter dock. Closeup.
Scientific name: Rumex obtusifolius

38 Common spice bush Common spice bush.
Scientific name: Lindera benzoin

39 Poison ivy on tree Poison ivy on tree.
Scientific name: Toxicodendron radicans

40 Poison ivy on ground Poison ivy on ground. Leaf edges are smooth. Middle leaf has stem. Side leaves do not.
Scientific name: Toxicodendron radicans

41 Day lily Day lily.
Scientific name: Hemerocallis

42 Another common spice bush Another common spice bush.
Scientific name: Lindera benzoin

43 Poorman's pepper Poorman’s pepper. A large patch.
Scientific name: Lepidium virginicum

44 Field garlic Field garlic. Bulb closeup.
Scientific name: Allium vineale

45 Echinacea Echinacea. Root good for tea. "King of blood purifiers."
Scientific name: Echinacea purpurea

46 Elderberry Elderberry.
Scientific name: Sambucus canadensis

47 Elderberry Elderberry.
Scientific name: Sambucus canadensis

48 Virginia creeper leaf closeup Virginia creeper leaf closeup.
Scientific name: Parthenocissus quinquefolia

49 Virginia creeper Virginia creeper.
Scientific name: Parthenocissus quinquefolia

50 Black raspberries Black raspberries.
Scientific name: Rubus occidentalis

51 Black raspberries Black raspberries, first year. Blackberries are a biannual. No flowers the first year.
Scientific name: Rubus occidentalis

52 Wineberry Wineberry. Not native, so parks have been removing them.
Scientific name: Rubus phoenicolasius

53 Elderberry flowers Elderberry flowers.
Scientific name: Sambucus canadensis

54 Black cherry Black cherry.
Scientific name: Prunus serotina

55 Jewelweed Jewelweed.
Scientific name: Impatiens capensis

56 Jewelweed patch Jewelweed patch.
Scientific name: Impatiens capensis

57 Hedge mustard Hedge mustard.
Scientific name: Sisymbrium officinale

58 Common mallow Common mallow.
Scientific name: Malva neglecta

59 Lady's thumb Lady’s thumb, flower closeup.
Scientific name: Polygonum persicaria

60 Lady's thumb Lady’s thumb.
Scientific name: Polygonum persicaria

61 Violet patch Violet patch.
Scientific name: Viola papilionacea

62 Yellow watercress closeup Yellow watercress closeup.
Scientific name: Rorippa islandica

63 Yellow watercress patch Yellow watercress patch.
Scientific name: Rorippa islandica

64 Purple flowering raspberries Purple flowering raspberries.
Scientific name: Rubus odoratus

65 Purple flowering raspberries Purple flowering raspberries.
Scientific name: Rubus odoratus

66 Common nightshade Common nightshade. Very poisonous.
Scientific name: Solanum nigrum

67 Forest russula mushroom Forest russula mushroom. Tasteless.

68 Amanita Amanita. Yellow patches mushroom? Poisonous.

69 Very old bolete Very old bolete. By a couple weeks. Possibly chestnut. Now moldy.

70 Elderberry Elderberry. Wildman must have been talking about it.
Scientific name: Sambucus canadensis

71 Redbuds Redbuds.
Scientific name: Cercis canadensis

72 Dandelion Dandelion. Too bitter now.
Scientific name: Taraxacum officinale

73 Common plantain Common plantain. Also good for mosquito bites.
Scientific name: Plantago major

74 Quick weed Quick weed. Must cook.
Scientific name: Galinsoga parviflora

75 Quick weed flower closeup Quick weed flower closeup.
Scientific name: Galinsoga parviflora

76 Black nightshade Black nightshade. Leaves bad. Seed may be okay.
Scientific name: Solanum americanum

77 Chickweed Chickweed. In season all year.
Scientific name: Stellaria media

78 White snake root White snake root. Poisonous.
Scientific name: Ageratina altissima

79 Dry and old dryad's saddle polypore Dry and old dryad’s saddle polypore. Edible when small and soft. Black shean, white underneath, smells like wells. These would be like leather.

80 Lady's thumb Lady’s thumb.
Scientific name: Polygonum persicaria

81 White snake root White snake root. Poisonous.
Scientific name: Ageratina altissima

82 Purslane with epazote in upper right Purslane with epazote in upper right.
Scientific name: Portulaca oleracea

83 Epazote Epazote.
Scientific name: Chenopodium ambrosioides

84 Hibiscus Hibiscus.
Scientific name: Hibiscus genus


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