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Cryptotaenia canadensis (honewort; Canadian honewort)

Synonyms: Cicuta perennans; Conopodium canadense; Cyrtospermum trifoliatum; Deeringia canadensis; Mesodiscus proliferus; Mesodiscus simplex; Myrrhis canadensis; Scandix ternata; Sison canadense; Sium canadense

Wikipedia Abstract

Cryptotaenia canadensis is a plant species native to the eastern United States and eastern Canada.
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Height [2]  39 inches (1 m)
Width [2]  24 inches (0.6 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Structure [3]  Herb
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Algonquin Provincial Park IV 1868802 Ontario, Canada
Allegheny Portage Railroad Nat'l Hist. Site National Historic Site III 1152 Pennsylvania, United States
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area National Recreation Area V 120283 Kentucky, Tennessee, United States
Blue Ridge Parkway National Parkway V 73611 North Carolina, Virginia, United States
Bluestone National Scenic River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 3517 West Virginia, United States
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge VI 16363 Delaware, United States
Booker T. Washington National Monument V 237 Virginia, United States
Catoctin Mountain Park National Park II 5994 Maryland, United States
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Hist. Park National Historical Park V 19586 Maryland, District of Columbia, United States
Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory LTER Site Long Term Ecological Research   North Carolina, United States
Cumberland Gap National Hist. Park National Historical Park V 24282 Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, United States
Desecheo National Wildlife Refuge   Puerto Rico, United States
Edwin S. George Reserve 1297 Michigan, United States
Fort Donelson National Battlefield III 560 Tennessee, United States
Friendship Hill National Historic Site III 697 Pennsylvania, United States
Gauley River National Recreation Area V 10157 West Virginia, United States
George Washington Memorial Parkway V   Virginia, United States
Grand Rapids Audubon Club Maher Sanctuary 80 Michigan, United States
Great Smoky Mountains National Park II 515454 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park VI 715 West Virginia, United States
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site III 861 Pennsylvania, United States
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park V 1926 Alabama, United States
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore II 8272 Indiana, United States
Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve (Natn'l Park) National Park II 51235 Kentucky, United States
Manassas National Battlefield Park III 5132 Virginia, United States
Morristown National Historical Park VI 1677 New Jersey, United States
National Capital Region - East National Park   District of Columbia, United States
New River Gorge National River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 55591 West Virginia, United States
Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve 470167 Ontario, Canada  
Obed Wild and Scenic River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway V 5268 Tennessee, United States
Point Pelee National Park II 5764 Ontario, Canada
Richmond National Battlefield Park III 1517 Virginia, United States
Rock Creek Park   District of Columbia, United States
Rondeau Provincial Park II 5035 Ontario, Canada
Roosevelt Vanderbilt National Historic Site   New York, United States      
Saint Lawrence Islands National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Shenandoah National Park II 108221 Virginia, United States
Shiloh National Military Park III 4061 Tennessee, United States
South Atlantic Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 20317 South Carolina, United States  
Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve 37548505 North Carolina, Tennessee, United States  
Tennessee River Gorge   Tennessee, United States
Upper Miss. River Nat'l Wildlife Refuge National Wildlife Refuge VI 25823 Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States
Valley Forge National Historical Park VI 3509 Pennsylvania, United States


Papilio machaon (Old World swallowtail)[4]
Papilio polyxenes (Eastern black swallowtail)[4]


Pollinated by 
Agapostemon radiatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Agapostemon texanus[4]
Ageniella accepta[4]
Allograpta obliqua[5]
Anacrabro ocellatus[5]
Ancistrocerus tigris <Unverified Name>[5]
Andrena platyparia[5]
Anthocomus erichsoni <Unverified Name>[5]
Apallates coxendix[4]
Bruchus bivulneratus <Unverified Name>[5]
Bruchus exiguus <Unverified Name>[5]
Bruchus minus <Unverified Name>[5]
Bruchus musculus <Unverified Name>[5]
Calliopsis andreniformis[5]
Centrinus picumnus[5]
Ceratina dupla (Little carpenter bee)[5]
Cerceris astarte[5]
Cerceris clypeata (weevil wasp)[5]
Ceropales maculata fraterna[5]
Chaetochlorops inquilinus[5]
Chloralictus caeruleus <Unverified Name>[5]
Chloralictus cressonii <Unverified Name>[5]
Chloralictus illinoensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Chloralictus pilosus <Unverified Name>[5]
Chloralictus sparsus <Unverified Name>[5]
Chloralictus versatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Chloralictus zephyrus <Unverified Name>[5]
Chlorops proxima <Unverified Name>[5]
Cistogaster occidua <Unverified Name>[5]
Colletes eulophi[5]
Colletes nudus[4]
Cordylura munda <Unverified Name>[5]
Corimelaena lateralis[5]
Cryptorhopalum triste[5]
Ectemnius cephalotes[5]
Ectemnius lapidarius[5]
Elachiptera flavida[5]
Empis loripedis[5]
Eristalis transversus <Unverified Name>[5]
Euderces picipes[5]
Eugnamptus angustatus[5]
Eupeodes americanus (American hover fly)[5]
Euschistus ictericus[4]
Evylaeus foxii <Unverified Name>[5]
Evylaeus pectinatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Evylaeus pectoralis <Unverified Name>[5]
Evylaeus truncatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Falsomordellistena pubescens[5]
Foenus incertus <Unverified Name>[5]
Foenus tarsatorius <Unverified Name>[5]
Geron calvus[5]
Gymnoclytia immaculata[5]
Halictus lerouxii[5]
Hedychrum parvum <Unverified Name>[5]
Hedychrum violaceum <Unverified Name>[5]
Hemipenthes sinuosus[5]
Hilarimorpha mikii[5]
Leionotus perennis <Unverified Name>[5]
Leucophenga varia[5]
Limnophora narona[4]
Linnaemyia compta <Unverified Name>[5]
Liohippelates flavipes[5]
Lissonota tricincta <Unverified Name>[5]
Machaeris stygia <Unverified Name>[5]
Mesogramma geminata <Unverified Name>[5]
Mesogramma marginata[5]
Metopia leucocephala <Unverified Name>[5]
Mordella marginata (tumbling flower beetle)[5]
Mordella triloba <Unverified Name>[5]
Mordellistena limbalis[5]
Neotrypetes truncatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Ocyptera tenuis <Unverified Name>[5]
Odontalictus ligatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Olcella trigramma[5]
Opandrena serotina <Unverified Name>[5]
Orthoneura nitida <Unverified Name>[5]
Oxybelus niger[5]
Oxystoglossa confusa <Unverified Name>[5]
Oxystoglossa pura <Unverified Name>[5]
Paragus bicolor[5]
Paragus tibialis[5]
Parempis clausa <Unverified Name>[5]
Pentaria trifasciata[5]
Phorbia acra <Unverified Name>[5]
Phorbia platura <Unverified Name>[5]
Physoconops sylvosus[4]
Pipiza femoralis[5]
Podabrus brunnicollis <Unverified Name>[5]
Polyblastus citripes <Unverified Name>[5]
Polysphincta slossinae <Unverified Name>[5]
Prosopis pygmaea <Unverified Name>[5]
Prosopis saniculae <Unverified Name>[5]
Prosopis ziziae <Unverified Name>[5]
Pseudagenia mellipes <Unverified Name>[5]
Pseudopyrellia cornicina <Unverified Name>[5]
Sapromyza vulgaris <Unverified Name>[5]
Scatopse pulicaria <Unverified Name>[5]
Seladonia fasciata <Unverified Name>[5]
Sepsis flavimana[5]
Seymnus terminatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Siphona geniculata[5]
Sphecodes arvensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Sphecodium cressonii <Unverified Name>[5]
Symmorphus debilis <Unverified Name>[5]
Syritta pipiens (thick-legged hoverfly)[5]
Syrphus ribesii (Summer Fly)[5]
Thecophora occidensis[5]
Trachandrena spiraeana <Unverified Name>[5]
Trichopoda pennipes (Tachina fly)[4]
Trichopsomyia apisaon[5]
Tryphon americanus[4]
Typocerus lugubris[5]
Volucella vesiculosa <Unverified Name>[5]
Xanthogramma emarginata <Unverified Name>[5]
Xanthomelana arcuata <Unverified Name>[5]
Zodion americanum[5]
Zodion fulvifrons[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Dixon National Tallgrass Prairie Seed Bank


North America; Oceania;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Robertson, C. Flowers and insects lists of visitors of four hundred and fifty three flowers. 1929. The Science Press Printing Company Lancaster, PA.
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Edwin S. George Reserve, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Maher Sanctuary, Grand Rapids Audubon Club
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
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