Index for Album F-2011-07-04: Foraging in Forest Park - July 04, 2011

Foraging in Forest Park, Queens. Based on a tour given by "Wildman" Steve Brill. Most pictures were taken with a 90mm equivalent macro lens. Hence all pictures are closeups. Some of the pictures didn't focus well. I had the focus on center weight average and sometimes the camera decided what I was pointing at wasn't the best spot to focus on. It should have been spot focusing.

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

2 Pineapple weed Pineapple weed.
Scientific name: Matricaria discoidea

3 Hedge mustard Hedge mustard.
Scientific name: Sisymbrium officinale

4 Red clover Red clover.
Scientific name: Trifolium pratense

5 Red clover Red clover.
Scientific name: Trifolium pratense

6 Wildman telling us what happens when you eat the wrong plant Wildman telling us what happens when you eat the wrong plant.

7 Burdock Burdock.
Scientific name: Arctium species

8 Bitter dock Bitter dock.
Scientific name: Rumex obtusifolius

9 Bitter dock Bitter dock. The underside of the leaves are not white.
Scientific name: Rumex obtusifolius

10 Burdock root Burdock root.
Scientific name: Arctium species

11 Burdock Burdock. The underside of the leaves are white.
Scientific name: Arctium species

12 Burdock second year Burdock second year.
Scientific name: Arctium species

13 Wood sorrel Wood sorrel.
Scientific name: Oxalis acetosella

14 Bitter dock with seeds Bitter dock with seeds.
Scientific name: Rumex obtusifolius

15 Violet. Not on tour Violet. Not on tour.
Scientific name: Viola papilionacea

16 Russula mushroom Russula mushroom. This is faded. Not poisonous, but doesn’t taste good.

17 Wineberries Wineberries. Ripening very early.
Scientific name: Rubus phoenicolasius

18 Wineberries Wineberries. Ripening very early.
Scientific name: Rubus phoenicolasius

19 Garlic mustard second year Garlic mustard second year.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

20 Garlic mustard seeds Garlic mustard seeds. Don’t have to grind seeds to use.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

21 Poison ivy Poison ivy.
Scientific name: Toxicodendron radicans

22 Berkeley's polypore Berkeley’s polypore. Has to be cooked. (1) No gills. (2) Has tiny holes, i.e. pores. (3) Always grows on wood. Has strong smell. Must cook. Not much flavor.
Scientific name: Bondarzewia berkeleyi

23 Berkeley's polypore Berkeley’s polypore. Someone found a larger one.
Scientific name: Bondarzewia berkeleyi

24 Sweet cicely Sweet cicely.
Scientific name: Osmorhiza longistylis

25 Garlic mustard first year Garlic mustard first year.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

26 Black staining polypore Black staining polypore. Three weeks too old. (1) Shelf like, (2) Grows on trees. (3) Pores.
Scientific name: Meripilus sumstinei

27 Black staining polypore Black staining polypore.
Scientific name: Meripilus sumstinei

28 Black staining polypore Black staining polypore.
Scientific name: Meripilus sumstinei

29 Amanita mushroom Amanita mushroom. Poisonous. Patches on top. Covered by veil. Space inside gills. Wells amaneta account for most poisonings. Has bulb on bottom. Gills are white.

30 Wellsii amanita or gray amanita Wellsii amanita or gray amanita.

31 Wellsii amanita or gray amanita Wellsii amanita or gray amanita.

32 Wellsii amanita or gray amanita Wellsii amanita or gray amanita.

33 A bird's nest A bird’s nest. Young birds would now be gone.

34 Turkey tail mushroom Turkey tail mushroom. Maybe has some chemical good for prostrate cancer.
Scientific name: Trametes versicolor

35 Black staining polypore Black staining polypore. Top part is pinchable, so is edible.
Scientific name: Meripilus sumstinei

36 Smooth earth ball Smooth earth ball.

37 Smooth earth ball Smooth earth ball. Hard and black inside. [Inside picture didn’t focus, so not included.] Make you throw up.

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

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

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

41 Slime mold Slime mold. Not on tour.
Scientific name: Physarum polycephalum

42 Black birch tree Black birch tree. Like wintergreen. Chew twigs.
Scientific name: Betula lenta

43 Black birch tree Black birch tree. Smooth gray bark with horizontal lines.
Scientific name: Betula lenta

44 Unripe blackberries Unripe blackberries.
Scientific name: Rubus laciniatus

45 Asiatic day flower Asiatic day flower.
Scientific name: Commelina communis

46 Asiatic day flower Asiatic day flower. Blooms last one day a year.
Scientific name: Commelina communis

47 Asiatic day flower Asiatic day flower. Leaves wrap around stem.
Scientific name: Commelina communis

48 Jewelweed Jewelweed. Shallow roots need moist soil.
Scientific name: Impatiens capensis

49 Jewelweed with flower Jewelweed with flower.
Scientific name: Impatiens capensis

50 Enchanter's nightshade Enchanter’s nightshade. Burrs stick to socks and are hard to get off.
Scientific name: Circaea lutetiana (C. quadrisulcata)

51 Mugwort Mugwort. Tea made from it is good for PMS.
Scientific name: Artemisia vulgaris

52 Greater celandine Greater celandine. Poisonous. Orange sap inside is medicinal. Put sap on worts. Not proven.

53 Greater celandine Greater celandine. Poisonous.

54 Greater celandine flower Greater celandine flower. Poisonous. Is in poppy family. Yellow flower looks like poppy flower.

55 Sassafras root Sassafras root. Boil it for tea.
Scientific name: Sassafras albidum

56 Sassafras Sassafras. All three leaf shapes are visible.
Scientific name: Sassafras albidum

57 Jewelweed showing that water beeds up little little jewels Jewelweed showing that water beeds up little little jewels.
Scientific name: Impatiens capensis

58 Jewelweed seed pod Jewelweed seed pod. Seeds will pop out if you touch the pop. Seeds taste like walnuts.
Scientific name: Impatiens capensis

59 Chickweed Chickweed. Chickens love it.
Scientific name: Stellaria media

60 Hobble bush Hobble bush. Edible viburnum, but berries are mostly seed.
Scientific name: Viburnum alnifolium

61 Second year burdock flower Second year burdock flower.
Scientific name: Arctium species

62 Sweet cicely Sweet cicely. Purple stem. Root is good.
Scientific name: Osmorhiza longistylis


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