Index for Album F-2011-05-22: Foraging in Prospect Park - May 22, 2011

Foraging in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Based on a tour given by "Wildman" Steve Brill. I tried a 60mm macro lens for this tour. It gave me an effective focal length of 90mm. It was a little long, though much better than the 105VR which gave me an unmanageable focal length of 157mm.

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1 Poorman's pepper Poorman’s pepper. Good for salads.
Scientific name: Lepidium virginicum

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

3 Shepherd's purse flower and stem closeup Shepherd’s purse flower and stem closeup.
Scientific name: Capsella bursa-pastoris

4 Shepherd's purse flower closeup Shepherd’s purse flower closeup.
Scientific name: Capsella bursa-pastoris

5 Hedge mustard Hedge mustard. In hand.
Scientific name: Sisymbrium officinale

6 Hedge mustard Hedge mustard.
Scientific name: Sisymbrium officinale

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

8 Burdock Burdock, second year. Starting to peel the stem. The stems can be harvested, though the season is short.
Scientific name: Arctium species

9 Burdock Burdock, second year. A peeled stem. To be good needs to be soft and flexible. Then you parboil.
Scientific name: Arctium species

10 Chickweed in situ Chickweed in situ. Edible year round.
Scientific name: Stellaria media

11 Chickweed in hand Chickweed in hand.
Scientific name: Stellaria media

12 Chickweed stem with unopened flowers Chickweed stem with unopened flowers.
Scientific name: Stellaria media

13 Burdock Burdock, first year.
Scientific name: Arctium species

14 Burdock Burdock, first year. A root broken short.
Scientific name: Arctium species

15 Horse nettle Horse nettle. Poisonous.
Scientific name: Solanum carolinense

16 Burdock Burdock, first year. A long root.
Scientific name: Arctium species

17 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year. Patch. At this time the second year leaves are better than the first year.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

18 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year. Single plant.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

19 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year. Flower on stem closeup.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

20 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year. Flower closeup.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

21 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, first year. These leaves have become bitter now. Better earlier in the season. In October the root is like horseradish. Too small now.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

22 White snake root patch White snake root patch. Poisonous.
Scientific name: Ageratina altissima

23 White snake root stem White snake root stem. Poisonous. In hand.
Scientific name: Ageratina altissima

24 White snake root White snake root. Poisonous. With garlic mustard around it.
Scientific name: Ageratina altissima

25 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year. Nice patch.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

26 Field garlic bulbs Field garlic bulbs. Good to eat now.
Scientific name: Allium vineale

27 Field garlic Field garlic. Leaves getting tough now.
Scientific name: Allium vineale

28 Star of Bethlehem Star of Bethlehem. Has no onion smell. Note white stripe. Poisonous.
Scientific name: Ornithogalum arabicum

29 Goutweed patch Goutweed patch. It spreads by roots and is all over this part of the park.
Scientific name: Aegopodium podagraria

30 Goutweed flower Goutweed flower.
Scientific name: Aegopodium podagraria

31 Goutweed young leaves Goutweed young leaves. These are the best now.
Scientific name: Aegopodium podagraria

32 Goutweed stem with flowers Goutweed stem with flowers.
Scientific name: Aegopodium podagraria

33 Virginia knotweed Virginia knotweed.
Scientific name: Polygonum virginianum

34 Little brown mushroom Little brown mushroom. Assumed poisonous.

35 Little brown mushroom Little brown mushroom. Assumed poisonous.

36 Star of Bethlehem flowers not yet opened Star of Bethlehem flowers not yet opened. Poisonous.
Scientific name: Ornithogalum arabicum

37 Kentucky coffee tree Kentucky coffee tree. Seedpod.
Scientific name: Gymnocladus dioicus

38 Kentucky coffee tree Kentucky coffee tree. Seeds.
Scientific name: Gymnocladus dioicus

39 Kentucky coffee tree Kentucky coffee tree.
Scientific name: Gymnocladus dioicus

40 Hobblebush Hobblebush.
Scientific name: Viburnum alnifolium

41 Hobblebush flowers closeup Hobblebush flowers closeup.
Scientific name: Viburnum alnifolium

42 Black cherry Black cherry.
Scientific name: Prunus serotina

43 Yellow wood sorrel Yellow wood sorrel. Common blue violet in upper right.
Scientific name: Oxalis acetosella

44 Common blue violet Common blue violet. Most flowers now gone.
Scientific name: Viola papilionacea

45 Common blue violet flower Common blue violet flower. We found a couple.
Scientific name: Viola papilionacea

46 Goutweed flower Goutweed flower.
Scientific name: Aegopodium podagraria

47 Poison ivy Poison ivy.
Scientific name: Toxicodendron radicans

48 Jewelweed Jewelweed.
Scientific name: Impatiens capensis

49 Yellow water cress Yellow water cress. Young. Alternate feather compound leaves. Some red clover leaves in lower left.
Scientific name: Rorippa islandica

50 Yellow water cress Yellow water cress. More mature with flowers starting.
Scientific name: Rorippa islandica

51 Yellow water cress Yellow water cress. Flower closeup.
Scientific name: Rorippa islandica

52 Prickly ash Prickly ash. The pods are Sichuan pepper (or Szechuan pepper).
Scientific name: Zanthoxylum clava-herculis

53 Prickly ash Prickly ash. Surrounded by goutweed.
Scientific name: Zanthoxylum clava-herculis

54 Tulip tree flower Tulip tree flower. The nectar in the flowers is tasty. Pull petals open and lick.
Scientific name: Liriodendron tulipifera

55 Bitterdock Bitterdock. Not white underneath leaves.
Scientific name: Rumex obtusifolius

56 Black locust flower closeup Black locust flower closeup. Tastes like vanilla.
Scientific name: Robinia pseudoacacia

57 Black locust Black locust.
Scientific name: Robinia pseudoacacia

58 Pokeweed Pokeweed. This is the time of year for this. There are three things to know. Only the young shoots are edible and only at this time of the year. The roots are poisonous. And there are complicated boiling instructions to follow. You need to look them up.
Scientific name: Phytolacca americana

59 Hedge mustard Hedge mustard.
Scientific name: Sisymbrium officinale

60 Pineapple weed closeup showing flower budding stages Pineapple weed closeup showing flower budding stages.
Scientific name: Matricaria discoidea

61 Mugwort Mugwort.
Scientific name: Artemisia vulgaris

62 Hedge mustard Hedge mustard.
Scientific name: Sisymbrium officinale

63 Shepherd's purse Shepherd’s purse. Nice patch.
Scientific name: Capsella bursa-pastoris

64 Hedge mustard flowers Hedge mustard flowers. With mugwort behind.
Scientific name: Sisymbrium officinale

65 Hedge mustard Hedge mustard. Immature.
Scientific name: Sisymbrium officinale

66 Chickweed with immature hedge mustard mixed in Chickweed with immature hedge mustard mixed in.
Scientific name: Stellaria media

67 Bitter dock (broad leaf dock) Bitter dock (broad leaf dock). Note red vein down the middle.
Scientific name: Rumex obtusifolius

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

69 Wild lettuce Wild lettuce. Too late now.
Scientific name: Lactuca canadensis

70 Poorman's pepper Poorman’s pepper. Young leaves.
Scientific name: Lepidium virginicum

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

72 Red clover flower closeup Red clover flower closeup. Partially open. With mugwort behind.
Scientific name: Trifolium pratense

73 Red clover leaves Red clover leaves.
Scientific name: Trifolium pratense

74 Red clover flower closeup Red clover flower closeup. Fully open.
Scientific name: Trifolium pratense

75 Pineapple weed patch Pineapple weed patch. With Lamb’s quarters and Virginia knotweed mixed in.
Scientific name: Matricaria discoidea

76 Black raspberries Black raspberries.
Scientific name: Rubus occidentalis

77 Black raspberry flowers Black raspberry flowers.
Scientific name: Rubus occidentalis

78 Dryad Saddle Polypore Dryad Saddle Polypore. Now too old and hard.

79 Elderberry Elderberry.
Scientific name: Sambucus canadensis

80 Purple flowering raspberry Purple flowering raspberry.
Scientific name: Rubus odoratus

81 Wild raisin flowers Wild raisin flowers.
Scientific name: Viburnum opulus or V. cassinoides

82 White oak White oak. Acorns have less tannin and need minimal processing.
Scientific name: Quercus alba

83 Linden tree Linden tree. No flowers yet.
Scientific name: Tilia americana

84 Immature Juneberries/Serviceberries Immature Juneberries/Serviceberries.
Scientific name: Amelanchier species

85 Mayapple patch Mayapple patch.
Scientific name: Podophyllum peltatum

86 An immature may apple An immature may apple.
Scientific name: Podophyllum peltatum

87 Star of Bethlehem flower closeup Star of Bethlehem flower closeup. Poisonous.
Scientific name: Ornithogalum arabicum

88 Kentucky Coffee Tree Kentucky Coffee Tree, looking up and West.
Scientific name: Gymnocladus dioicus

89 Kentucky Coffee Tree Kentucky Coffee Tree, looking North.
Scientific name: Gymnocladus dioicus

90 Kentucky Coffee Tree Kentucky Coffee Tree, row of young ones alongside East Drive.
Scientific name: Gymnocladus dioicus


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