Panax quinquefolius
Ginseng, American Ginseng

Family: Genseng (Araliaceae)

Lifespan: Perennial

Height: 8-24" (20-60 cm)

Flower Color: Greenish-white

Flower Size: .1" (.25 cm) in width

Bloom Season: May through August

Fruit: A cluster of bright red berries

Conditions: Cool, rich, moist woods

Sunlight: Shade

Moisture: Ginseng will not tolerate wet soils but it does need occasional moisture

The root is highly prized by the Chinese as a medicinal substance

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