Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Panax trifolius L. image
Photographer: Christopher Noll           

Botanical Illustration

Caroline A. Creevey

Diane Chaddock

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Christopher Noll

Robert W. Freckmann

Stephen L. Solheim
Family Araliaceae
Panax trifolius L.
dwarf ginseng, groundnut
Panax: Greek for "all remedy" referring to ancient Chinese belief that the plant was a panacea
trifolius: three-leaved
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-8" tall forb; roots rounded
Flower: white to pink, 5-parted; inflorescence a solitary, round umbel; blooms May-June
Fruit:yellow, berry-like
Leaf:single whorl, finely toothed, palmately-divided into 3-5 stalkless leaflets
Habitat: shade to partial-shade; woods, bottomlands; in rich soil

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There are no synonyms for this taxon.

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