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Plant Facts - American ginseng, Panax quinquefolius

Illustration by Peggy Duke

 

  • This is also called American ginseng and its population in the forest is dwindling so more farmers are growing it on their land to save it.
  • People who collect ginseng are called "sang hunters" or just "sangers".
  • The roots of ginseng are harvested for medicine and they look like little men.

 

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