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
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 8 USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"