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Dwarf Ginseng

Common name: Dwarf Ginseng

Scientific name: Panax trifolius

  Flower: About 1/16" (2 mm) wide   Plant height: 4-8" (10-20 cm)

Blooming period: April - June

Habitat: Moist, rich woods, damp clearings

Description: A stalk of tiny white or light pink flowers in rounded terminal umbels rising above a whorl of 3 compound leaves, each leaf having 3-5 stalkless, toothed, ovate leaflets; each leaflet 1-2" (2.5-5 cm) long. Its root is a round, edible tuber. This tiny perennial resembles the larger American Ginseng (P. quinquefolius). Ginseng family. (April 30)

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