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Cryptotaenia canadensis (L.) DC.
wild chervil, honewort


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Cryptotaenia canadensis (L.) DC.
Common Name:  
wild chervil, honewort
Myaamia Name:  
Description:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Anonymous 1724 Use - Medicinal 

"The root of the wild chervil is marvelous for illnesses of the eyes, by dropping in the eye water in which this root has steeped, in the month of May when the vine is in sap". ("La Racine Cerfeuil Savage est merveilleuse pour le maux des yeux, en faisant de gouter dans l'oiel l'eau dans la quelle a rompre la Racine, dans le mois de May quand la Vigne est en Seve".

The author is describing tribal customs from the upper Midwest, probably including some of the Miami-Illlinois tribal groups. – Michael Gonella
Botanical Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. and Cronquist, A. 1991 Habitat

Occurs in woods in eastern and western Myaamia lands

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