Honewort is ranked S1 (critically imperiled) in Manitoba where it reaches the northwest extent of its range. It is a plant of rich, moist, but well-drained forests where it prefers dappled sunlight. It’s not particularly attractive, tending to blend in with the surrounding vegetation, but the entire plant, from root to seeds, is edible, having a flavour similar to parsley or celery. The leaves look similar to black snakeroot (Sanicula marilandica) and the umbelled flowers loosely resemble those of sweet cicely.
Flower Colour: white
Sun Exposure: part shade – shade
Bloom Period: July – August
Height: 1 – 3 ft
Soil: medium – moist