Cryptotaenia canadensis Canada honewort Apiaceae CRCA; Bx, br, pb, rd, wv (Yost et al. 1991); NY ct; K, p; R, c, d, bd, gb, h, w;

   

Cryptotaenia canadensis (honewort) plants. © 2013 Katy Chayka. Minnesota Wildflowers. minnesotawildflowers.info

Cryptotaenia canadensis (honewort) plants. © 2013 Katy Chayka. Minnesota Wildflowers. minnesotawildflowers.info (Accessed 2/2018).

Cryptotaenia canadensis is a perennial herb to 1 m tall; roots associated with VA mycorrhizas (Brundrett and Kendrick 1988); stem hairless, shiny, unbranched below inflorescence. 

Cryptotaenia canadensis plant. MBGargiullo. yard Central NJ. 6/10/2015

Cryptotaenia canadensis plant. MBGargiullo. yard Central NJ. 6/10/2015

Leaves alternate, 3-parted, coarsely, irregularly toothed, often lobed as well, petiole expanded, leaflets 4-15 cm long, lower leaves long-stalked, the upper on short, dilated stalks. 

 

Cryptotaenia canadensis flowers close-up. 2003 © Peter M. Dziuk. Minnesota Wildflowers. minnesotawildflowers.info

Cryptotaenia canadensis flowers close-up. 2003 © Peter M. Dziuk. Minnesota Wildflowers. minnesotawildflowers.info (Accessed 2/2018).

Flowers white, radially symmetrical, very small; inflorescence of small irregular compound umbels with 2-7 very unequal, ascending rays, 1-5 cm; blooms June-July. 

Fruit dry, one-seeded to 0.8 cm, oblong, striped black and dark gray, laterally flattened. 

Cryptotaenia canadensis.fruit.copyright © 2009 Katy Chayka.minnesotawildflowers.info

Cryptotaenia canadensis.fruit.copyright © 2009 Katy Chayka.minnesotawildflowers.info

Wetland status: FAC. 

Frequency in NYC: Occasional. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Moist to wet, rich woods. Appears quite shade tolerant (Gargiullo personal observation).