Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Panax quinquefolius L. image
Photographer: Dennis W. Woodland           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Christopher Noll

Robert H. Read

Robert H. Read

Robert H. Read

Robert H. Read

Robert H. Read

Robert H. Read

Robert H. Read

Robert H. Read

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Araliaceae
Panax quinquefolius L.
American ginseng, ginseng
Panax: Greek for "all remedy" referring to ancient Chinese belief that the plant was a panacea
quinquefolius: Latin for "five-leaved"
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-24" tall forb; stems solitary; roots long, branching like a human torso
Flower: white to green, 5-parted; inflorescence a solitary, round umbel from the leaf axils; blooms July
Fruit:red, berry-like
Leaf:single whorl of 3, palmately-divided into usually 5 stalked, toothed leaflet turning yellow in the fall
Habitat: shade; woods; in rich soil
(Glossary)

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