Cryptotaenia canadensis

Honewort or Wild Chervil

Names and Myths

Cryptotaenia Greek cryptos hidden tainia a fillet refers to hiddem oil tubes.

canadensis Canadian

Natural history / Folklore

Closely related to a plant found in Eastern Asia. Tops have been used as a green, and the Swedish explorer Peter Kalm noted its value.35

Boiled its stems and leaves give a parsley-like addition to soup, and the roots can be cooked and eaten like parsnips.20


Found in moist woods, 3 part leaflets sharply toothed, small white flowers.
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