anthropogen

: of, relating to, or resulting from the influence of human beings on nature

Wild asparagus and a (toxic ?) look-alike – Montenegro

  Yesterday afternoon I spotted a few emerging wild asparagus shoots while walking through an olive grove. Wild asparagus is classified as Asparagus prostratus and thought to be a separate […]

Hericiaceae, Hericium erinaceus, Lion’s Mane Mushroom, Bearded Tooth Mushroom – Marin County, California

I found this Hericium erinaceus mushroom growing on Mt. Tamalpais yesterday. The bright white popped out from a long distance in the otherwise dark and misty forest. This is a […]

Sterculiaceae (Malvaceae), Sterculia africana, Qawureta (Konsogna) – Kenya

  Below are some photos I just took of Sterculia africana (Syn. Triphaea africana), also known as Qawureta (Konsogna), Mopopaja tree, and African Star Chestnut. The Sterculiaceae (Malvaceae, Bombacaceae) family is […]

Solanaceae, Physalis peruviana, Cape Gooseberry, uchuva – S. America

Here are a few photos of Physalis peruviana, also known as Cape Gooseberry,  a member of the Solanaceae family, related to such common species as tomato, tomatillo, eggplant, potato. It […]

Portulacaceae, Claytonia perfoliata, Miner’s lettuce

Miner’s lettuce, a close relative to purslane and Talinium triangulare (fruticosum). Edible and easy to grow. Miner’s lettuce can be found growing wild during the late months of winter and […]