Panax quinquefolius L.
Family: Araliaceae
American ginseng,  more...
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Robert H. Read  
Etymology: Panax: Greek for "all remedy" referring to ancient Chinese belief that the plant was a panacea
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-24" tall forb; stems solitary; roots long, branching like a human torso
Leaves: single whorl of 3, palmately-divided into usually 5 stalked, toothed leaflet turning yellow in the fall
Flowers: white to green, 5-parted; inflorescence a solitary, round umbel from the leaf axils; blooms July
Fruits: red, berry-like
Habitat: shade; woods; in rich soil
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Christopher Noll  
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Botanical Illustration  
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Robert H. Read  
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Robert H. Read  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Dennis W. Woodland  
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Botanical Illustration  
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Robert H. Read  
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Robert H. Read  
Panax quinquefolius image
Robert H. Read  
Panax quinquefolius image
Robert H. Read  
Panax quinquefolius image
Robert H. Read  
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