Wild Arkansas

September 29, 2010

Wild Wednesday at Murphy Park

Filed under: allium, dandelion, Edible plants, foraging, fruit, nuts, Pinus, taraxacum — Tags: , , , , , — WildArkansas @ 7:20 pm

Unfortunately, my camera broke so I don’t have photos of the edibles at the local park. Fortunately however, one of the groundskeepers aided our quest by pointing out several edibles we probably would not have known about.

At Murphy Park today:

Allium or Crow Garlic. It never gets above the ankle because of the weekly mowing so we’ll never get to see the flowers, but it still tastes and smells like onion. The groundskeeper said he would be quite happy if someone were to come along and dig it all up.

Plantagos- Both, the narrow and broad-leaf varieties.

Dandelion- ah the old standby.

Lepidium or pepper grass. It’s spread out in the grassy areas and around trees.

Black Walnut, crabapples, pine, oak, clover, wild strawberry (for some odd reason they are fruiting in shady spots) and yellow wood sorrel.

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4 Comments »

  1. Does someone still do this class for Fall 2011?

    Comment by GinaB — September 1, 2011 @ 7:20 am

  2. Gina,
    That was one of our Wild Wednesday walks last year. I’m currently in the Siloam Springs area so I do most of my work here. Email if you are going to be in the area and we can walk the Dogwood Trail. Lots of tasties along the path.

    Comment by WildArkansas — September 30, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

  3. Hi there. I am an adult volunteer with the Ozark Youth Shooting team in Benton county. I was wondering if you would be interested in putting on a clinic or something of that nature for the adults and children of the team?

    Thanks a bunch!
    Anthony

    Comment by Anthony Kholos — February 20, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

  4. Hi Anthony. Due to personal time constraints I’m not currently offering classes or walks for Wild Arkansas.

    –Carla

    Comment by WildArkansas — March 2, 2012 @ 5:27 am


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