Panax trifolius L.  
Family: Araliaceae
dwarf ginseng, groundnut
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Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Panax: Greek for "all remedy" referring to ancient Chinese belief that the plant was a panacea
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-8" tall forb; roots rounded
Leaves: single whorl, finely toothed, palmately-divided into 3-5 stalkless leaflets
Flowers: white to pink, 5-parted; inflorescence a solitary, round umbel; blooms May-June
Fruits: yellow, berry-like
Habitat: shade to partial-shade; woods, bottomlands; in rich soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Christopher Noll  
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Diane Chaddock  
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