Cryptotaenia japonica

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Cryptotaenia japonica
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Scientific classification
C. japonica
Binomial name
Cryptotaenia japonica
  • Deringa dissecta (Y.Yabe) Koso-Pol.
  • Deringa japonica (Hassk.) Koso-Pol.

Cryptotaenia japonica, also called East Asian wildparsley,[2] Japanese cryptotaenia,[3] Japanese honewort,[3] white chervil[4] and mitsuba,[5] is a plant species native to Japan, Korea, and China.[6] The plant is edible and is commonly used as a garnish and root vegetable in Japan,[7] and other Asian countries.[8]


  1. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 19 July 2016
  2. ^ Korea National Arboretum (2015). English Names for Korean Native Plants (PDF). Pocheon: National Arboretum. p. 426. ISBN 978-89-97450-98-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2016 – via Korea Forest Service.
  3. ^ a b "Cryptotaenia japonica". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
  4. ^ Hurst, Kim (2015). Hidden Histories Herbs - The Secret Properties of 150 Plants. London: Timber Press. p. 56. ISBN 9781604696189.
  5. ^ Plants for a Future, retrieved 12 May 2016
  6. ^ Flora of China Vol. 14 Page 80, 鸭儿芹 ya er qin, Cryptotaenia japonica Hasskarl, Retzia. 1: 113. 1855.
  7. ^ "Gardening Articles :: Edibles :: Herbs :: National Gardening Association". Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Cryptotaenia japonica f. atropurpurea - Plant Finder". Retrieved 9 April 2016.