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Bruso, George H.
Cryptotaenia canadensis (L.) DC.
Canadian honewort, Wild Chervil
USDA Symbol: CRCA9
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Small, uneven compound umbels of tiny white flowers on stalks of unequal length. Although not a showy wildflower because of its minute, irregularly clustered flowers, this plant does have distinctive fruit.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Black Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , HI , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: MB
, NB Native Distribution:
Manitoba east to New Brunswick, south to Florida, west to Texas, and north to North Dakota. Native Habitat:
Throughout Texas at edges of streams and low, wet ground. USDA Native Status: L48(N), HI(I), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Conditions Comments: Prefers dry areas of shady wooded sites.
BenefitUse Food: Its young leaves and stems may be used as a seasoning like parsley or as a boiled green; the roots may be cooked and eaten like parsnips.
Warning: Caution is advised because many similar species of the carrot family are deadly poisonous.
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: High
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: NPC