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Vick, Albert F. W.
Panax trifolius L.
USDA Symbol: PATR2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
This tiny, woodland perennial looks like a small version of American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius). An umbel of tiny, dull white (fading to pink) flowers rises from a whorl of 3 compound leaves.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
, WV Canada: NB
, QC Native Distribution:
Ontario east to Nova Scotia, south to Georgia, and northwest to Kentucky, Indiana, and Minnesota. Native Habitat:
Moist woods and damp clearings.
Growing ConditionsSoil Moisture: Moist
BenefitUse Food: Tuber can be eaten raw or boiled.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2010-06-25
Research By: TWC Staff