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Mitsu-ba Cryptotaenia japonica

Phonetic Spelling
krip-toh-TY-nee-ah jah-PON-ih-kah
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

A perennial with thick roots.  The leaves have a clasping base, long stalk, and 3-toothed leaflets, those near the flowers undivided.  The flowers are small, white, and in umbrella-shaped clusters.

Roots can be cooked and eaten as a starchy vegetable.  Leaves can be used as salad greens.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cryptotaenia
    Species:
    japonica
    Family:
    Apiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Vietnam to Sakhalin and Temp. Eastern Asia
    Edibility:
    Cooked, starchy root or salad greens
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Vegetable
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Small, white, and in umbrella-shaped clusters
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Simple
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Clasping base, long stalk, and 3-toothed leaflets, those near flowers undivided
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. Severe skin irritation following repeated contact.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Unidentified
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Leaves