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Platterful Mushroom Megacollybia platyphylla

Observer

fluffberger

Date

June 13, 2014

Description

Pale brown cap, white gills, white stem, white spore print. Cap is firmly attached to the stem. Gills are free of the stem.

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Cow Parsnip Heracleum maximum

Observer

fluffberger

Date

June 8, 2014

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Platterful Mushroom Megacollybia platyphylla

Observer

fluffberger

Date

June 8, 2014

Description

Large brown cap is silky or streaky, but not radially lined. Grows on rotted wood. Broad, white to cream gills, free of stem. White spore print. White, cylindrical stem is firmly attached to the cap.

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Oyster Mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus

Observer

fluffberger

Date

May 26, 2014

Description

Soft, white, bracket-like fungus with gills, attached to decaying log. White spore print. Alternatively, this could be P. pulmonarius, the summer version of the Oyster, but I'm not going to quibble. ;-)

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Cow Parsnip Heracleum maximum

Observer

fluffberger

Date

May 26, 2014

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common cinquefoil Potentilla simplex

Observer

fluffberger

Date

May 25, 2014

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Blue Cohosh Caulophyllum thalictroides

Observer

fluffberger

Date

May 25, 2014

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Violets Genus Viola

Observer

fluffberger

Date

May 24, 2014

Description

Growing in sandy soil.

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Observer

subhajit_roy

Date

May 19, 2014 09:24 AM IST

Place

Puri (Google, OSM)

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subhajit_roy

Date

May 5, 2014 04:26 PM IST

Place

Durgapur (Google, OSM)

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Red deadnettle Lamium purpureum

Observer

fluffberger

Date

April 27, 2014

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Violets Genus Viola

Observer

fluffberger

Date

April 27, 2014

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Cow Parsnip Heracleum maximum

Observer

fluffberger

Date

April 26, 2014

Description

The basal leaves and new shoots.

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common chickweed Stellaria media

Observer

fluffberger

Date

April 26, 2014

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Japanese Knotweed Fallopia japonica

Observer

fluffberger

Date

April 26, 2014

Description

There are enormous stands of this aggressive weed along the shore of Beaver Creek near Lisbon, OH.

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Common Blue Violet Viola sororia

Observer

fluffberger

Date

April 26, 2014

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Mica Cap Coprinellus micaceus

Observer

fluffberger

Date

April 26, 2014

Description

The cap has tiny flecks, which resemble mica, that wash or wear off as it matures. It deliquesces, the spores becoming an ink-like liquid. C. micaceus grows on dead wood.

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Trout Lily Erythronium americanum

Observer

fluffberger

Date

April 26, 2014

Description

Yellow Trout Lily

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small white fawnlily Erythronium albidum

Observer

fluffberger

Date

April 26, 2014

Description

White Trout Lily

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Observer

fluffberger

Date

April 26, 2014

Description

Brown jelly fungi that grows on dead branches after a rain, then quickly dries out.

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Observer

subhajit_roy

Date

October 12, 2013 02:58 PM IST

Place

Mankar (Google, OSM)

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Chanterelle Cantharellus cibarius

Date

July 16, 2013 10:59 AM EDT

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Observer

subhajit_roy

Date

July 12, 2013 11:27 AM IST

Place

Durgapur (Google, OSM)

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subhajit_roy

Date

July 6, 2013 10:48 AM IST

Place

Durgapur (Google, OSM)

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Blackberry Rubus allegheniensis

Date

June 1, 2013 12:18 PM EDT

Description

bramble, tentative ID is Common (High-Bush) Blackberry, Rubus allegheniensis: stems pubescent hairy, many glandular-tipped, plus scattered bristles and prickles; blackberries are a complex group (Fernald lists 122 species, although I suspect they are mostly varieties, ssp., synonyms, or hybrids with R. setosus and R. pensylvanicus); shrub was on the sunny edge of our campsite where a large tree had been cut down between the camper pad and the mature forest, so the habitat is manipulated if not maintained; photo refs. Blackberry_ANP_©DaveSpier_D081143-81147-81150+DS

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Ox-eye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare

Date

June 1, 2013 10:00 AM EDT

Description

Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) leaves are edible; seen during the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage, walking north from Camp Allegany, Allegany State Park, NY

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Wild Carrot Daucus carota

Date

June 1, 2013 10:00 AM EDT

Description

Wild Carrot (Daucus carota); edible but small [thin] the first year; cook it the second year; seen during the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage, walking north from Camp Allegany, Allegany State Park, NY

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Eastern Teaberry Gaultheria procumbens

Date

June 1, 2013 09:31 AM EDT

Description

American Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens), a.k.a Eastern Teaberry has flowers like blueberry [see Newcomb's p. 212]; the exact habitat was not recorded, but it was either field, field-edge or woods (the edible-plants field trip crossed a field and entered a woods just north of Camp Allegany); photo ref. = Wintergreen_ANP_©DaveSpier_D081109iN
I doubt this is Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens) which has leaves with untoothed edges and a double-flower bud [see Newcomb's p. 156]; for Partridgeberry photos see http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/527999 and http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/528572

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Lowbush Blueberry Vaccinium angustifolium

Date

June 1, 2013 09:30 AM EDT

Description

Low-bush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) indicates acidic soil; no photo; edible plants hike during the annual, spring Allegany Nature Pilgrimage

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Garlic Mustard Alliaria petiolata

Date

June 1, 2013 09:20 AM EDT

Description

young leaves are edible; or make pesto out of leaves (edible plants hike); Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is a biennial. It takes two years to fully mature and go to seed. The first year, it produces only a few rounded to heart-shaped leaves as it concentrates on growing a root system. The second year, new and larger leaves (more triangular and coarsely toothed around the edges) emerge. A stem averaging one to two feet high sprouts a cluster of small, white flowers, each with four petals. These produce long, thin seed tubes that eventually dry, split and release two rows of numerous black seeds to start the process over again.
This invasive weed was brought here from Europe and Asia in the 1860's, probably to be used as a potherb. Various recipes can be found on the internet and involve using young leaves and flowerbuds and to a lesser extent flowers and seeds. This is another case of "eat it, if you can't beat it." (more in my blog)
http://northeastnaturalist.blogspot.com/2013/04/invasion.html