Index for Album F-2011-07-17: Foraging in Inwood Park - July 17, 2011

Foraging in Inwood Park, Manhattan, New York, NY. Based on a tour given by "Wildman" Steve Brill. Except for the panorama all pictures were taken with a 90mm equivalent macro lens. Hence all pictures are closeups. This time I used spot focusing and the ISO was set to 3200 to increase depth of field.

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1 Hawthorn Hawthorn. Out of season.
Scientific name: Crataegus species

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

3 Burdock Burdock, first year. Note whiteness underneath.
Scientific name: Arctium species

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

5 Burdock burrs Burdock burrs.
Scientific name: Arctium species

6 Wildman holding burdock root Wildman holding burdock root.
Scientific name: Arctium species

7 Digging up burdock root Digging up burdock root.
Scientific name: Arctium species

8 Wineberry Wineberry.
Scientific name: Rubus phoenicolasius

9 Poison ivy Poison ivy.
Scientific name: Toxicodendron radicans

10 Mugwort Mugwort.
Scientific name: Artemisia vulgaris

11 Common sow thistle Common sow thistle.
Scientific name: Sonchus

12 Common sow thistle Common sow thistle.
Scientific name: Sonchus

13 Garlic mustard Garlic mustard, second year. Seeds are perfect to collect right now. Don’t have to grind seeds to use. Note poison ivy in lower right.
Scientific name: Alliaria officinalis

14 Lambs quarters Lambs quarters.
Scientific name: Chenopodium album

15 Catnip flowers Catnip flowers.
Scientific name: Nepeta cataria

16 Catnip flowers Catnip flowers. Note square stems and leaves in two.
Scientific name: Nepeta cataria

17 Catnip Catnip.
Scientific name: Nepeta cataria

18 Asiatic day flower Asiatic day flower. Leaves taste like string beans. Seeds taste like peas.
Scientific name: Commelina communis

19 Asiatic day flower Asiatic day flower. Flower only lasts a day.
Scientific name: Commelina communis

20 A couple of early blackberries A couple of early blackberries.
Scientific name: Rubus laciniatus

21 A grass that looks like Asiatic day flower A grass that looks like Asiatic day flower. Like any grass, not poisonous, but not good to eat. See hairy stems.

22 Black raspberry Black raspberry. Has powder blue stem. Berries long past.
Scientific name: Rubus occidentalis

23 Poison ivy vine form is all over the tree Poison ivy vine form is all over the tree. Note the berries in the summer.
Scientific name: Toxicodendron radicans

24 Grass look-a-like and Asiatic day flower Grass look-a-like and Asiatic day flower. Asiatic day flower doesn’t have hairy stems.

25 Wildman holding up stalk of jewelweed Wildman holding up stalk of jewelweed.
Scientific name: Impatiens capensis

26 Jewelweed Jewelweed.
Scientific name: Impatiens capensis

27 Japanese knotweed Japanese knotweed. Out of season.
Scientific name: Fallopia japonica

28 Japanese knotweed Japanese knotweed. Note stems.
Scientific name: Fallopia japonica

29 Jewelweed flower Jewelweed flower.
Scientific name: Impatiens capensis

30 Enchanter's nightshade Enchanter’s nightshade. Can’t get seeds off socks.
Scientific name: Circaea lutetiana (C. quadrisulcata)

31 Staghorn sumac Staghorn sumac. A little early.
Scientific name: Rhus typhina

32 Staghorn sumac Staghorn sumac. A little early. When all dark red can make lemonade.
Scientific name: Rhus typhina

33 Staghorn sumac Staghorn sumac. A little early. Darker red when ripe. Have to be pointing upwards.
Scientific name: Rhus typhina

34 Wisteria Wisteria. Flowers in Spring are edible.

35 A view of the Hudson River from the lookout where we ate lunch A view of the Hudson River from the lookout where we ate lunch.

36 Unripe peach Unripe peach. Someone tossed a pit here and it grew.

37 Pokeweed Pokeweed. Out of season. [Not on tour.]
Scientific name: Phytolacca americana

38 Bitter dock with seeds Bitter dock with seeds. [Not on tour.]
Scientific name: Rumex obtusifolius

39 Poorman's pepper Poorman’s pepper. Burned out in the lack of rain. [Not on tour.]
Scientific name: Lepidium virginicum

40 Field garlic Field garlic.
Scientific name: Allium vineale

41 Field garlic Field garlic.
Scientific name: Allium vineale

42 Pepper sedum Pepper sedum. From the south. Needs heat to reproduce. Leaves are used to make tea. Berries when red are a seasoning.
Scientific name: Sedum acre

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

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

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

46 Wildman holds up sassafras leaves and explains the three shapes that can have Wildman holds up sassafras leaves and explains the three shapes that can have.
Scientific name: Sassafras albidum

47 Sassafras root Sassafras root.
Scientific name: Sassafras albidum

48 Sassafras leaves Sassafras leaves. Leaves also good in spring.
Scientific name: Sassafras albidum

49 Black birch tree bark Black birch tree bark.
Scientific name: Betula lenta

50 Black birch tree leaves Black birch tree leaves.
Scientific name: Betula lenta

51 Wood sorrel Wood sorrel.
Scientific name: Oxalis acetosella

52 Common elderberry Common elderberry.
Scientific name: Sambucus canadensis

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

54 Kentucky coffee tree pods Kentucky coffee tree pods.
Scientific name: Gymnocladus dioicus


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