Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1012

Forb
Perennial
Polygamo-dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in cove forests, mesic hardwood forests, generally in nutrient-rich forests though tending to avoid the richest coves, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Palmately compound
Whorled

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/Greenish-white
Sepals obsolete or minute
5 petals
Inferior ovary
Inflorescence a terminal solitary umbel, usually below the leaves

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Panax quinquefolius   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Panax quinquefolius   FAMILY Araliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 139-02-002:
Panax quinquefolium   FAMILY Araliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Ginseng, Sang