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Panax quinquefolius

Panax quinquefolius L.

American Ginseng, Wild Ginseng

Araliaceae (Ginseng Family)


Panax quinquefolius (American ginseng) #40299

Image Information

Photographer: Cressler, Alan
County: Fulton
State: GA
Location Notes: Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
Accession date: 2014-08-20
Filename: A_C_IMG0653.JPG
Slide Index: 9424334285_54a2d13213_o.jpg
Restrictions: Unrestricted
Collection: Wildflower Center Digital Library
Original Format: Digital
Orientation: Landscape
Shot: Close-up of an inflorescence. Photographer's note: "American ginseng has all but disappeared over much of its natural range because of the pressures of the herbal industry. Because it is worth lots of money, ruthless collection methods often prevail and whole patches are dug up. Even in remaining strongholds like Great Smoky National Park, poacher will dig up every last plant. Somehow, there are a few remaining plants in the Atlanta metro area in one little area that only three of us know about. "
Date Taken: 2013-08-02
NPIN Image Id: 40299

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This image has been verified.
By: Joseph A. Marcus
Date: 2014-08-14

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