Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read about Panax trifolius and the rest of Panax from Alan Weakley and the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales
American Ginseng, Sang
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April Pickens County SC
Each leaf is divided into 5 stalked obovate leaflets, the basal pair smaller, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
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July Jackson County NC
Slow-growing but long-lived, with a potential life expectancy of ~ 60 years, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.
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August Jackson County NC
Berry-like drupes develop in late summer, ripening to crimson-red, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.